Hugh Dennis has offered fans of Outnumbered a dash of hope, telling ITV’s Lorraine that he’d be up for the show making a comeback in the future.
Critically acclaimed sitcom Outnumbered, which followed parents Pete (Hugh) and Sue (Claire Skinner) as they navigated being outnumbered by their three children in their household, ran from 2007 to 2014, with a Christmas special released two years later.
With it now being four years since television audiences caught up with the Brockman family, many may have thought the chances of the show ever coming back were slim.
But, while there are no fixed plans for a return in place, things could change in future, Hugh told Lorraine Kelly on Thursday morning.
‘It’s not impossible is it, I don’t know,’ the Mock the Week star said.
‘I don’t think there are any particular plans for it, but I would love to do another series, or another Christmas special.’
On that note, Hugh added that if they were to do an Outnumbered Christmas special, it may not be the best idea to base it on the upcoming festive period.
‘Not a special based around this Christmas, which doesn’t look like it’s going to be very easy,’ the 58-year-old said.
Hugh previously spoke to Lorraine about the prospect of an Outnumbered return in 2017, telling the television presenter at the time that he ‘doubted’ it would return for another series.
‘But there will be more specials because that does seem to work. The special we did last year really worked,’ he said.
“I think the key to its success is that people talk on the show the way people speak in real life – so it never feels like lines.”
In 2018, it was confirmed that Hugh had begun dating his Outnumbered co-star Claire.
Last week, the couple were spotted enjoying a leisurely stroll in Hampstead, London, both dressed casually for their day out.
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