BENIDORM fans were delighted this week after star Hannah Hobley welcomed her first child.
The 34-year-old, who played teen mum Chantelle Garvey on the ITV show, shared a series of sweep snaps on her Instagram and said the little girl was “well and truly worth the wait”.
ITVBenidorm is set to return after being cancelled four years ago[/caption]
InstagramHannah Hobley was all smiles with her baby girl[/caption]
She added: “@nathrichsmith and I would like to proudly introduce you all to our daughter, Beatrice Hobley-Smith. Born on the 5th November. A date we will always remember.”
The quirky comedy – set in Spain’s seaside resort Benidorm – would go on to entertain viewers for over a decade before ending in 2018.
And at a convention this week , show creator Derren Little teased its return, saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, in the worlds of Madge Garvey in series seven episode two, ‘Never say never. Never say never.’
So what have the rest of the stars been in up in the last four years? After swapping the Solana and Neptunes Bar for the likes of Asda and Corrie, we take a look.
Rex/Channel 4Johnny went from Vegas to glamping with his new business venture[/caption]
Johnny Vegas, 50, has amassed quite a fortune during his career thanks to Benidorm and BBC’s Home From Home.
He is said to be worth around £8million through his acting career and endorsements.
It’s a far cry from his character Geoff “The Oracle” Maltby on Benidorm.
Johnny left the series in 2010 after a reported falling out with the show creator – which they both deny.
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Johnny can most recently be seen in Carry On Glamping.
In a four-part series Johnny sets out to open his very own glamping site.
Rex/CLICK NEWS AND MEDIAJake tried out for Dancing on Ice in 2020 but didn’t make the cut[/caption]
The Swiss actor and dancer Jake Canuso, 51, was the only Spanish character in the regular cast.
As barman Mateo, he frequently caused problems for the guests at the fictional Solana resort.
He was on the show since it started but there’s much more to him than just playing a sleazy cocktail maker.
When filming ended he reprised the role in the stage adaptation Benidorm Live, and later won a lead role in a theatre production of Aladdin.
In 2020, he auditioned for Dancing on Ice but failed to make the cast. In 2019 Benidorm creator Derren Litten cast him in his 2019 series Scarborough.
Currently Jake is offering personalised videos to fans through online website Memmo in exchange for cash.
He said: “I hear Mateo is doing a lot of skiving off work to send personalised video messages directly from the Costa Blanca.”
ITV/BBCSiobhan Finneran returned to our screens in Happy Valley[/caption]
Actress Siobhan Finneran played was the long suffering mum of The Garvey family.
Siobhan appeared in six series of Benidorm as the lovable Janice before leaving in 2015.
Her most acclaimed role is that of Sarah O’Brien in period drama Downton Abbey, and appeared through to series three.
The actress appeared in the lotto-based drama The Syndicate and appeared in two series of Happy Valley
Siobhan also starred in the acclaimed The Moorside.
She recently starred in The Loch and Cold Feet – and most recently as Claire Cartwright in Happy Valley.
ITV/GettySteve Pemberton won a Bafta for his show Inside No. 9[/caption]
Steve Pemberton is one of the most recognisable faces on the British comedy circuit – and is best known for starring in The League of Gentlemen and Benidorm.
Steve appeared in six series of Benidorm as Mick Garvey and the work shy dad frequently clashed with his sharp-tongued mother-in-law Madge – played by Sheila Reid.
Steve also co-wrote and appeared in the sitcom Psychoville and the comedy-drama Inside No. 9 – for which he won a Bafta in 2019.
Recently he’s starred in Amazon series Good Omens as well as Sky’s Brassic.
Other shows he’s appeared in include Doctor Who, Blackpool, Shameless, Whitechapel, Happy Valley and Mapp and Lucia.
In February 2018 he appeared on Benidorm Ten Years On Holiday to talk about his time on the show.
ITV/InstagramActress Janine Duvitski stepped away from fame to spend more time with family[/caption]
Janine Duvitski and Kenny Ireland were central characters who played fun-loving swingers Donald and Jacqueline Stewart, but sadly Kenny died aged 69 in 2014.
Writers marked Donald’s death in the show, with Jacqueline scattering her husband’s ashes over the cliffside in Benidorm.
Janine has stepped away from the limelight in recent years but starred in acclaimed Little Joe in 2019.
She now enjoys spending time with her four kids with her actor husband Paul Bentall, and her daughter Edith is making waves as the lead singer of the London pop group Fours.
ITVTony went from colourful Kenneth to undertaker George in Corrie[/caption]
Actor Tony Maudsley, 53, played beloved Benidorm star Kenneth DuBeke.
His career started when he landed a role in the film, A Life for a Life, in 1998 where he played the part of Stefan Kiszko.
Since then he has starred in many TV shows including Doc Martin, Miss Marple and Ordinary Lives.
He has also starred in films including Sleepy Hollow where he played Van Ripper and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, playing Grawp, Hagrid’s giant brother.
Corrie fans will now recognise Tony as kind undertaker George Shuttleworth, who has recently won the heart of Eileen Grimshaw.
ITV/RexSheila Reid has starred in series Humans and BBC medical drama Doctors[/caption]
Scottish actress Sheila Reid, 83, is best known for playing the chain-smoking Madge Harvey on Benidorm.
Since then she’s had roles on Channel 4’s Humans and BBC’s Doctors.
But before all that, she was an original member of the Royal National Theatre in 1963.
She played Bianca in the National’s 1965 film version of Othello, with Laurence Olivier in the title role.
Her other film appearances include Brazil (1985), The Winter Guest (1997) and Containment (2015).
Shelia also starred in the BBC Christmas special of Call the Midwife in 2012.
ITV/InstagramOliver now works building luxury holiday homes and went to Benicon recently[/caption]
Oliver Stokes played Michael Garvey in the ITV comedy.
He is now all grown up and has a son of his own, little Archie, who the proud dad often shares photos of on Instagram.
He has since enjoyed roles on soaps Doctors and Casualty and is a keen fisherman.
But his day job is working at luxury caravan manufacturer Victory Leisure Homes in Yorkshire.
Kennedy News and mediaAsa Elliott worked as a delivery driver during the pandemic[/caption]
Benidorm’s bar singer Asa Elliott quit TV to become an ASDA delivery driver when his acting work dried up over lockdown.
The actor, 39, played the singer at the Solana Hotel from 2010 to 2014, before joining the cast of Benidorm Live in 2018/19.
Asa became a delivery driver for ASDA after the pandemic cancelled his singing jobs on cruise ships in March – just two weeks after the birth of his first child.
The singer delivered shopping to Hull residents, with some superfans spotting who was giving them their goods.
Asa and wife Natalie welcomed their son Buddy in March 2020 and a little girl called Rockie last month.
ITV/PATim recently had to cancel a charity fundraiser because of the cost of living crisis[/caption]
Tim hit headlines when he fell out with his ex Denise Welch over comments she made about their sex life on Loose Women.
Her remarks clearly didn’t go down well with her ex who she shares two sons with – 1975 frontman Matt and actor Louis.
Denise and Tim were married between 1988 and 2012.
Despite the end of their 24-year marriage, Denise and Tim have always insisted they’ve remained close friends and have even spent Christmas together with their other halves.
This month, Tim – who starred in Auf Wiedersehn, Pet – was forced to cancel his yearly charity show in honour of his co-star Sammy Johnson.
He said: “Everything is becoming more and more expensive and that includes the cost of putting on a show the size of ours,” he said.
ITV/RexSherrie says some men wish she was like her b***h character Joyce[/caption]
Sherrie Hewson played manager Joyce Temple-Savage since series five, but says men always mistake her for her character.
She said: “She was a right madam. She was very curt with everyone. Joyce thought she was absolutely sensational and that everyone else was as common as muck.
“It was wonderful to play. But it’s not who I am.”
Single Sherrie tried her hand at online dating – but was terrified by the results.
Sherrie said: “I really don’t understand that kind of explicit enjoyment that people get out of knowing what shock you’d have on your face because it’s an explicit picture of a penis.
“When I got one I was like, ‘Oh my god, I haven’t seen one of those in 15 years’.