The Broadchurch stars have been spotted out and about as filming gets underway for the third and final series of the hit ITV drama.

David Tennant and Olivia Coleman were seen in Somerset reprising their roles of detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller.

Olivia Coleman and David Tennant were seen filming in Somerset Credit: ITV West Country

There are new additions to the cast as well, as Lenny Henry and Roy Hudd, step into the series to take up unknown roles.

Sarah Parish, former Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh, BAFTA winner Georgina Campbell, Charlie Higson and Mark Bazeley have also all signed up for the final series.

This is the final chapter of Broadchurch. We have one last story to tell featuring familiar faces and new characters.

Chris Chibnall, writer
Filming took place all weekend and into the beginning of the week Credit: ITV West Country

Large parts of the first two series have been filmed in North Somerset, as well as Dorset's West Bay playing a prominent role.

No transmission date has been announced yet.

Credit: ITV West Country