'Benidorm' To Be Turned Into A Stage Production

Benidorm ITV

The resort comedy has become such a hit with viewers that creator Derren Litten has decided to pen a version that will work in the theatre.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "It's going to be more outrageous and funny than the TV show. Casting has already begun and a few of the telly stars have already shown interest. With the show's popularity at a peak, it's the right time to do it."

Not much is known about the theatre version including whether Sherrie Hewson, who plays Solana hotel manager Joyce Temple-Savage on screen, will take part, but it's believed there are some lucrative offers on the table for the cast.

Tim Healy Lesley Benidorm

It's unclear as to whether any cast from the TV show have been signed up for the theatre show – including Tim Healy who plays Lesley.

A spokesperson for the show explained: "Derren Litten is in the early stages of writing a stage version of his hit ITV series. Details will be confirmed at a later date."

The cast are currently in Spain, filming series 10 of the comedy and it's believed there will be some exciting cameos – including Bobby Ball, who is one half of the comedy duo Cannon and Ball as well as a guest appearance from former Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley.