ITV’s award winning comedy Benidorm has been re-commissioned for an eighth series and will film on location in Spain later this year.

Series 7 which is currently airing on ITV has featured the welcome return of Johnny Vegas and Elsie Kelly as The Oracle (aka Geoff Maltby) and Noreen Maltby. The series has also seen the return of Solana Group CEO Crystal Hennessy-Vass played by Dame Joan Collins.

The show’s creator Derren Litten will pen all 7 episodes of the new series, which will introduce a brand new family to the Solana.

Elaine Bedell, ITV’s Director of Comedy & Entertainment says “Benidorm continues its enduring appeal with ITV viewers, and we look forward to discovering what creator Derren Litten has in store for the new holiday season at the Solana resort”.

Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Commissioner says “We are absolutely thrilled our audience continues to enjoy the antics of the Solana staff and its holidaymakers. The new series of Benidorm will be introducing a brand new family to our viewers”.

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Derren Litten, Pete Thornton and Sophie Clarke Jervoise will serve as Executive Producers for the new series.