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Joan Collins to guest star in Benidorm

Dynasty star Joan Collins is heading to Benidorm to play a guest role in the hit ITV sitcom.

The 80-year-old will play a hotel guest called Crystal in the new series set in the Spanish resort.

The actress tweeted her excitement at her new role: "Looking forward to going to Spain to be in #Benidorm. And I'm playing Crystal, yes I am!! But not the dynasty one."

Joan Collins will star in the sixth series of hit show Benidorm. Credit: Press Association Images

Collins played Alexis Carrington in hit US show Dynasty for a number of years, opposite Linda Evans who played rival Krystale Carrington.

The sixth series, which is currently being filmed, also sees the return of regular cast members including Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran and Tim Healey, while former cast member Nicholas Burns will also return to the show.