Benidorm: The Movie

ITV1 show 'Benidorm', set in fictional sun-soaked Spanish holiday resort Soltana, is being turned into a movie

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Sherrie Hewson

Sherrie Hewson

'Benidorm' is being turned into a movie.

The ITV1 series - set in fictional sun-soaked Spanish holiday resort Soltana - is being adapted for the big screen with a host of A-list stars appearing alongside show regulars in a film set to be released in 2013.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "The show's creators don't want to make a big screen version just for the sake of it. They want to ensure the high standard is maintained."

The fifth series of the show is currently being filmed and it was recently revealed 'Loose Women' panellist Sherrie Hewson will join the cast as Joyce Temple-Savage, a bolshie manager who is brought in to revamp the hotel into a luxury four-star destination.

However, Joyce looks set to have her work cut out when seasoned holidaymakers Madge Harvey (Sheila Reid) and Noreen Maltby (Elsie Kelly) make their objections to her planned upgrade abundantly clear.

Sherrie Hewson said: "I am absolutely thrilled about joining 'Benidorm', I have watched and loved it from the very beginning.

"I am so excited about being part of such an iconic show and working with an amazing cast. My character is so brilliantly written that I can't wait to start filming."

The new series of 'Benidorm' hits screens in early 2012.

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