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Outnumbered set to return again with more special episodes

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Outnumbered is set for another TV comeback, star of the show Hugh Dennis has revealed.

The hit BBC comedy series concluded its last full series back in 2014 but returned last Christmas for a one off special.

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Now Hugh has let slip that following that success of the family reunion last year, more one-off specials are planned.

Hugh said: "I doubt there will be another series but there will be more specials because that does seem to work. The special we did last year really worked."

He told ITV's Lorraine: "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.

"The kids on the show aren't kids now. But luckily kids tend to live at home with their parents now 'til they're about 40 so it can still work."

The original cast - Hugh, Claire Skinner, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez - all returned to reprise their roles for the last special which had over 4.5 million viewers on Boxing Day.

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Outnumbered originator Andy Hamilton previously told The Telegraph ahead of the 2016 Xmas episode that it could pave the way for many more for many years to come.

"Our plan is to pop in every couple of years and see how the family is getting on," explained comedian Andy. "You learn not to think too far ahead, but who knows? Many years down the line there’ll be an episode where Karen becomes a grandmother.”

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