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Doc Martin returns for final series and confirms Christmas special

Fans of the popular ITV show, Doc Martin will be disappointed to learn that this will be the last season on the show but there will be a Christmas special.

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Martin Clunes has returned to film the last series of Doc Martin and will finish with a Christmas special.

This will be the 10th series, will be filmed in Port Isaac and will have eight final episodes and a Christmas special which will air later on ITV this year.

Martin Clunes said: “I have loved going to Cornwall to make Doc Martin over the last 18 years, and I have looked forward to returning to this beautiful county this year for the tenth and final series. The people of Cornwall, and Port Isaac in particular, have always been so helpful to us when we are making the series. We have some great story lines for the new series, and for the Christmas special, which I hope Doc Martin fans will love. I shall miss Cornwall, and all the lovely people we have worked with. But it is the right time to say farewell to the Doc, and Portwenn.”

ITV’s Head of Drama Polly Hill commented:

“If this really has to be the final series of Doc Martin, we thought we’d also commission a Christmas special!  It'll be sad to see the series come to an end after entertaining audiences on ITV for the last 18 years, but we’ll make sure the finale is memorable and befitting such a success story.  Our thanks to Martin Clunes ,Philippa Braithwaite and the amazing cast and crew for creating such a special series.”

This is the next Christmas special to be announced, Netflix confirmed Christmas movies and TV shows coming for 2022 and Wallace & Gromit will make a return on BBC Christmas 2024.