Time for a siesta: The BAFTA nominated show pulled in more than 8 million viewers at its peak, but sources claim there are no plans to commission a new series after an alarming dip saw its audience share fall by the more than fifty percent However cast-member John Challis, best known for his role as Cockney car dealer Boycie in Only Fools and Horses, believes the show may well return after a short break.'I think the show may take a year off for a pause and rethink,' he told the publication.

'I think it’s ideal to come out in January or February, and I’m looking forward to it but there’s no guarantee.' Documenting the antics of guests at the fictional, all-inclusive Solana hotel, Benidorm has featured an ever-changing ensemble cast of familiar faces during its ten-year run.

The BAFTA nominated show pulled in more than 8 million viewers at its peak, but sources reveal a new series is yet to be commissioned after an alarming dip saw its audience share fall by almost fifty percent.

Their holiday also came after Sandra shared the devastating news that her sister passed away in August following a battle with dementia. For a few episodes Sandi was temporarily replaced by Sandra's daughter Chanchez, but speaking to This Morning in July, Sandra said: 'Sandi left last year as everyone knows, she's my TV partner, and my daughter came on after.''I want to pursue my career to do other things,' she added.

In a heartbreaking post to Twitter on August 17, she said: 'MY SISTER PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING. 'Sandi had gone before, but it wouldn't have been the same with my daughter.

An ITV spokersperson told Mail Online: 'The brand new series of Benidorm airs next year, any further decisions on commissioning will be made around then.' Launched in 2007, Benidorm went on to win two National Television Awards for Best Comedy Programme and two TV Choice Awards for Best Comedy Show.

Its series four opener in 2011 commanded record viewing figures of 8.6million, but its series ten launch in 2016 struggled, with a comparatively low 4.7 million viewers tuning in.

Today it is known for its hotel industry, beaches and skyscrapers and receives as much or even slightly more foreign tourists as Spanish ones.

According to the 2014 census, Benidorm has a permanent population of 69,010 inhabitants, making it the fifth most populous town in the Alicante province.

A pair of oversized cross shapes dangled from her ears to finish the look.

Sandi, meanwhile, jazzed up her own red top with a long beaded necklace, bracelets around both wrists, and colourful woven anklets.

Benidorm has been a tourist resort since 1925, when its port was extended and the first hotels were built.

Perhaps, the real "boom" of Benidorm as a coastal resort did not happen until the 1950s, when it became a famous summer destination for people coming from the interior of Spain, especially Madrid.

The close friends have been lapping up the sunshine over in Spain and turning heads thanks to their loud, colourful and, at times, unusual holiday wardrobes.