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Tuesday 17th September 2019

Doc Martin start date for series nine is confirmed

But is the doctor facing the chop?

Much-loved drama Doc Martin is returning to ITV for it's ninth series on Wednesday September 25.

But according to a new trailer for the show, things aren't looking good for the grumpy medic - in fact, he's facing the axe...

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In a trailer shown across ITV's channels for the upcoming series, Martin Clunes' titular character is visited by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Doctor Hedden from the GMC tells Martin she's in town to monitor his interaction with patients - which he famously isn't well-known for!

Confirmed: Doc Martin returns for a ninth series on Wednesday 25 September at 9pm on ITV.

A nurse at the hospital is also heard saying: "We'll be sorry to see you go."

And he's also seen chatting to a Portwenn local, who says: "Well they're getting rid of you, aren't they?"

The doctor will see you on September 25 (Credit: ITV)

"No, you heard wrong," Martin quickly informs them. But is he the one who's wrong?

Surely they can't get rid of the doctor?!

Fans - and show star Martin Clunes - will certainly be unhappy if the drama doesn't return.

The actor previously told Digital Spy: "We love going to Cornwall to make Doc Martin and we miss it when we're not there.

"The county is so beautiful and the people have been so warm and welcoming to us."

Let's hope he's not struck off (Credit: ITV)

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Alongside Martin, Caroline Catz will return as his wife Louisa, Dame Eileen Atkins will be back as Martin's aunt, Ruth.

Ian McNeice returns as Bert Large, and Joe Absolom is back as his son, Al.

John Marquez will be back to play PC Joe Penhale, and Jessica Ransom plays doctor's receptionist Morwenna Newcross.

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