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Frustrated Benidorm viewers want to see some changes after comedy drama’s return

It isn't what it used to be, say many

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Benidorm’s return to ITV for its tenth series dominated social media last night, with thousands of fans tweeting about being in absolute hysterics at the holiday sitcom’s daft antics.

Longtime favourite characters were welcomed back to screens, with the side-splitting X-rated wedding speech delivered by Mateo – played by Jake Canuso – for Joyce Temple-Savage’s nuptials to Monty coming in for high praise on Twitter.

But among the tweets glad to see another run of Benidorm, there were also many slamming the continued absence of the Garvey family and even some wondering whether the show should end.

Mateo’s explicit address had viewers in stitches (Credit: ITV)

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As is the way with Twitter, viewers didn’t hold back. Many comments – including positive ones – were too sweary to publish here.

And although Benidorm still pulls in tonnes of viewers – with over 4 million believed to have tuned in last night – one viewer observed that it may be “limping towards the sun loungers rather than taking a running jump into the pool”.

Benidorm has come under fire for being under par for several of the last series, but even devoted fans were considering whether it may have seen better days.

But for many fans, the magic remains. And frankly, they’ve had enough of the negative comments. Welcome to Twitter, everybody.

Elsewhere on the show, fans and Benidorm colleagues paid tribute to the late Bobby Knutt, who played Eddie Dawson.

The star, who died last September aged 71, was remembered with a commemorative note the episode was dedicated to him.

RIP Bobby Knutt (Credit: ITV)

One fan hailed writer Derren Litten for making one of Bobby’s last performances so compelling.

And even though the episode came in for some heavy shots in some quarters, most were united in feeling Bobby was a true highlight.

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Benidorm is on ITV, Wednesdays at 9pm.

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