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Benidorm series 9 goes in production

Published: Mon 22 Feb 2016

Benidorm series 9 goes in production
 
ITV’s award winning comedy Benidorm goes into production this month for a brand new ninth series.  
 
The eighth series has so far averaged 5.8 million viewers across the run (eps 1-5 with a 21% share).
 
Many of your favourite holidaymakers will be appearing throughout the new series with the ever-resourceful Solana staff that includes Joyce Temple Savage (Sherrie Hewson), Les/Lesley (Tim Healy) and Mateo (Jake Canuso) who are all back to ensure everyone’s holiday goes to plan.
 
Details of new and returning characters, guest stars and storylines will be announced nearer transmission.
 
The ITV commissioning editor for Benidorm Saskia Schuster says "The storylines for the new series of Benidorm are wonderfully sharp and funny capturing the very heart and soul of what's made this comedy so successful with ITV viewers.   We've got some really good surprises in store for viewers this year with filming set to commence on location in Spain next month".
 
Benidorm is a Tiger Aspect production for ITV.