Ken Morley joins Benidorm

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Ken Morley and Philip Olivier have joined the cast of 'Benidorm' for the forthcoming sixth series, which will also see the return of Matthew Kelly.

Ken Morley has joined the cast of 'Benidorm'.

The 70-year-old star - who portrayed supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth from 1989 to 1995 - will star in the ITV comedy series, which will return for a sixth series, alongside former 'Brookside' actor Philip Olivier, who will also make a guest appearance.

Derren Litten - who created the show and has written all seven episodes of the new series - explained: "I'm so excited about series six of 'Benidorm', probably more excited than all previous series. Apart from 'Dynasty' series five of course - what could possibly top the Moldavian Massacre?"

Several stars will return for the sixth series of the show - which focuses on fictional British families who go on an annual holiday to an all-inclusive hotel complex in the Spanish resort - including Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran, Sherrie Hewson and Tim Healy.

Matthew Kelly will reprise his role as Cyril Babcock and Nicholas Burns - who last appeared in the third series of the programme - is coming back as wimpy Martin Weedon, while Kenny Ireland and Janine Duvitski, who play swingers Donald and Jacqueline, will also return.

A controversial new family called the Dykes - who are made up of dad Clive (Perry Benson), mum Tonya (Hannah Waddingham) and their two kids Bianca (Bel Powley) and Tiger (Danny Walters) - will also stir things up in the new series.

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