Outnumbered returning for a Christmas special

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BBC’s hit comedy Outnumbered is making a comeback after eight years with a brand-new Christmas Special. More on it below. 

BBC has announced today that Outnumbered, their hit comedy, is coming back for a Christmas Special this year. The news come to us from BBC Comedy Festival which is being held at Glasgow, where Deadline was present to catch the announcement live. 

Created by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, Outnumbered ran from 2007 to 2014 and returned for a one-off Christmas Special in 2016. The semi-improv comedy followed the Brockman family, consisting of dad Pete, mum Sue and kids Jake, Ben and Karen. The series was produced by Hat Trick Productions. 

The Christmas Special will see the kids all grown up and Pete and Sue coming to terms with an empty nest. According to Deadline, the special will focus on the challenges of parenting your kids after they’ve grown up in a downsized home. 

The original cast of Hugh Dennis, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez are all returning for the special. 

Outnumbered is one of the crown jewels of British sitcoms,” John Petrie, BBC comedy boss, said at the BBC Comedy Festival. “We’re so grateful to Guy, Andy, Hat Trick, and the cast for dusting it off and putting it back on display.”

Christmas will be a packed one this year, with Gavin & Stacey, Doctor Who and Beyond Paradise all coming back for Christmas Specials this year. 

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