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Is Doc Martin coming back? Director Nigel Cole confirms latest update on season 10

Martin Clunes has discussed his future on the show

Doc Martin series nine ended on an explosive cliffhanger.

Ever since the season finale in November, fans have been demanding answers in the form of more episodes.

But will ITV deliver? Will there ever be a Doc Martin season 10?

If so, when the Martin Clunes series coming back?

Here's everything you need to know ...

Fans have called on ITV for Doc Martin series 10 (Credit: ITV)

Is Doc Martin coming back?

Doc Martin is coming back for series 10.

The news was confirmed by the show's director Nigel Cole at the Cornwall Film Festival earlier this year.

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He said: "There will be a series ten. We’re working on it. It’s official, we are doing it."

Of course, due to the coronavirus lockdown, television shows have had to halt production.

This means series ten is likely to be broadcast later than ITV had originally planned at the end of the year.

Doc Martin series 9 ended on a huge cliffhanger (Credit: ITV)

What has Martin Clunes said about series 10?

Martin has starred in the show as Dr Martin Ellingham since it first launched back in 2004.

Although he loves the role, he admitted that series 10 will most likely be his last.

During an interview with I Heart British TV, he said h'd "probably retire" after next filming next season.

He added: "[Actors] ought to [retire]. But yeah, I’ll see what happens. I’ve reached an age where I’m just as happy not working.

"I do spend a lot of time in the garden and hanging out with my dogs and riding my horses and what have you. I’m just as happy not working.

"But I do like what I do."

Martin and Louisa are considering their fertility options (Credit: ITV)

How did Doc Martin series 9 end?

Last series, Martin was under investigation by the General Medical Council.

The finale saw surgeon Bernard Newton (Tom Conti) arrive in Portwenn to assess the doctor and his practice.

In a devastating blow, he was told that he had failed, forcing Martin to resign.

He anxiously braced himself to return home and tell his wife Louisa (Caroline Catz) the news.

But when he got to the house, she had even bigger news – Louisa is pregnant.

Series 9 then ended leaving fans with more questions than ever.

Luckily, it looks like there's a tonne of answers coming in season 10, so watch this space.

Is Doc Martin based on a real person?

Doc Martin is based on the real life experiences of Dr Martin Scurr.

The retired doctor was a GP for 25 years before recently deciding to retire.

He has consulted on every single series of Doc Martin to date.

During an interview on This Morning, he revealed how he got involved with the hit series.

"Well at the start [the first writer] came two see me," he said.

"He said he'd won the gig to write this series and he admitted he had no idea where to begin with general practice.

Martin Clunes with the real Doc Martin, Dr Martin Scurr (Credit: ITV)

"So we took ourselves down to Portobello Road with an exercise book and sat in a cafe  and I told him funny stories from my life.

"Most of them outrageous, unpronounceable and perhaps not to be revealed on screen."

Dr Martin added: "I never thought it could go on so long and yet as we got to the second and third series, I began to realise that we'd happened upon a really good seam go gold here.

"Educational, worthwhile and teaching everybody that the doctor can be a bit stranger but he can still be very competent.

"And what matters is that he's available and that he can communicate and gives continuity.

"That's a good message for general practice, I think."

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