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Hit BBC sitcom set for a return

One of the show's stars has confirmed the news

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Hit sitcom Outnumbered is set to return to our screens, according to show star Hugh Dennis.

Hugh played dad Pete Brockman on the comedy, alongside Claire Skinner his wife Sue.

The actor has now revealed to Lorraine that they will be making a comeback, along with their on-screen children.

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Hugh Dennis has confirmed the show’s return (Credit: ITV)

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He said that whilst there wouldn’t be any more series, we could look forward to some special episodes.

He told the morning host: “I doubt there will be another series but there will be more specials because that does seem to work.

“The special we did last year really worked.

“I think the key to its success is that people talk on the show the way people speak in real life – so it never feels like lines.”

The kids were all grown up when the show returned (Credit: BBC)

The show originally ran from 2007 to 2014, but came back last year for a Christmas special.

Fans were shocked to see the children, Jake (Tyger Drew-Honey), Ben (Daniel Roche), and Karen (Ramona Marquez) looking so different.

Hugh admitted to Lorraine that the kids were all grown up now: “The kids on the show aren’t kids now.

“But luckily kids tend to live at home with their parents now ’til they’re about 40 so it can still work.”

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The chaotic Brockman family keep everyone entertained (Credit: BBC)

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And Lorraine had a suggestion for continuing the series much, much further than even Hugh had suggested – exploring their lives as grandparents!

“That would be great!” Hugh enthused.

The show was such a success during it’s seven year run mainly because it was semi-improvised and people could relate to what was happening.

We last saw them on Boxing Day 2016 in a one-off episode that saw them taking on a special mission for their grandad.

Whilst that did work really well, would it be better to leave on a high?

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