Bobby Ball lands new role in Benidorm

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Well-loved comedian Bobby Ball has just been given some great news – he’s got himself a role in one of ITV’s most popular shows.

No it’s not The X Factor (though that would make great viewing), it’s not Coronation Street (ditto) but the hilarious Benidorm! Yep that’s right, Bobby Ball will join the cast of Benidorm for its 10th series.

Bobby is known as one half of the double act Cannon and Ball (Credit: ITV)

With the new series already in production and due to air next year, lots of big names have been cast in the popular British sitcom to make it the biggest series yet.

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Comedy legend Bobby will join the likes of EastEnders star Shane Richie, who’s reprising his role as Sammy Valentino, Only Fools actor John Challis, The Chuckle Brother and Hale and Pace. Many others are set to join the show, but names are yet to be announced.

Benidorm celebrates its 10th anniversary this year (Credit: ITV)

A source has told The Daily Star: “There are more names to come. We’re going all out to make this a series to remember.”

Bobby’s role in the show was supposed to be a secret but the cat was let out of the bag when people spotted him filming in Benidorm. It’s rumoured that his character will be linked to the Dawson family.

The sitcom started in 2007 and is still watched by millions of viewers. In March of this year one episode of Benidorm was recorded as having an audience of 4.7 million people.

Last month it was announced a controversial comedian was joining the show, which received mixed reactions. Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown has been cast, and he is known as ‘Britain’s rudest comedian.’ His appearance is sure to spice things up!

The Yorkshire-born comedian is notorious for his brash stand-up act, which shows scant regard for political correctness.

A source said: “Roy is really keen to get back into acting, and thinks a role on Benidorm will get him back into mainstream telly.

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“He obviously doesn’t take himself very seriously, and neither does the show, so it was thought as a good fit.”

The Garvey family were popular with the fans (Credit: ITV)

The show has also been the source of some real life drama recently as a petition was launched in March by angry fans, to bring back the Garvey family.

The popular clan led by dad, Mick, and mum, Janice, with kids Chantelle and Michael, and nan, Madge Harvey, left during series seven. They were replaced by the Dawson family.

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