Outnumbered returns for a Christmas Special a decade after the beloved BBC drama ended

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Outnumbered has announced the beloved BBC drama will return with a special one-off episode this Christmas 10 years after the series ended.

The child stars of the show previously sent fans into a frenzy as they reunited nine years after the hit show ended in October, sparking rumours of a reunion.

And it has now been confirmed that the Brockman’s are back for a Christmas special with viewers set to discover what has happened to the family in the past decade.

During this time, it has been revealed that one of the Brockman kids has welcomed a child of their own in a brief synopsis for the upcoming episode.

It will follow the chaos in the downsized home of Pete and Sue Brockman, as they grapple with parenting kids who are now adults, with their own lives to lead.

The stars of the original series are returning for the special including Hugh Dennis as dad Pete, Claire Skinner as mum Sue, Tyger Drew-Honey as eldest son Jake, Daniel Roche as the middle child Ben, and Ramona Marquez as the daughter, Karen.

Outnumbered returns for a Christmas Special a decade after the beloved BBC drama ended

Outnumbered has announced the beloved BBC drama will return with a special one-off episode this Christmas 10 years after the series ended 

It has now been confirmed that the Brockman's are back for a Christmas special with viewers set to discover what has happened to the family in the past decade (pictured 2014)

It has now been confirmed that the Brockman’s are back for a Christmas special with viewers set to discover what has happened to the family in the past decade (pictured 2014)

In a moment of adversity, Sue and Pete gather all their offspring (including one grandchild) to try and celebrate a traditional family Christmas. But fate, neighbours, hyenas and bus replacement services get in their way. 

Hugh Dennis says: ‘I can’t wait for the Brockmans to be back together again. Pete and Sue have downsized, the children are no longer children, but I’m sure family life will prove to be just as chaotic as ever.’

Claire Skinner says: ‘I’m really looking forward to being reunited with my TV family. Working on this wonderful BBC comedy doesn’t feel like work and is one of the greatest joys for us all.’

Jon Petrie, Director of BBC Comedy, says: ‘Outnumbered is one of the crown jewels of British sitcoms. We’re so grateful to Guy, Andy, Hattrick, and the cast for dusting it off and putting it back on display.’

The child stars of Outnumbered previously sent fans into a frenzy as they reunited nine years after the hit show ended in October.

Ramona, 23, took to Instagram to share behind-the-scenes snaps from a secret project with older on-screen brothers Tyger, 28, and Daniel, 24.

The post sparked questions from fans asking if a new series could be on the way, while over on Tyger’s Instagram he provided more clues.

The actor, who played Jake Brockman in the hit BBC series, wrote: ‘Great to be back with the fam for #comicrelief – if you don’t already know, these guys are legends. Apologies for a lack of activity on here. I’ll sort it out. #outnumbered #grateful #family’.  

Followers took to the comment section pleading with the trio to bring the show back.

The child stars of Outnumbered previously sent fans into a frenzy as they reunited nine years after the hit show ended in October (pictured Tyger, Ramona and Daniel)

The child stars of Outnumbered previously sent fans into a frenzy as they reunited nine years after the hit show ended in October (pictured Tyger, Ramona and Daniel)

The trio played the characters from 2007 to 2014, as the show detailed their parents - played by Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner - raising their children in South London

The trio played the characters from 2007 to 2014, as the show detailed their parents – played by Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner – raising their children in South London

Reunited: The actor, who played Jake Brockman in the hit BBC series, wrote: 'Great to be back with the fam for #comicrelief - if you don¿t already know, these guys are legends'

Reunited: The actor, who played Jake Brockman in the hit BBC series, wrote: ‘Great to be back with the fam for #comicrelief – if you don’t already know, these guys are legends’

‘Outnumbered needs to come back!!’, one follower wrote. 

Others added: ‘Need a one off episode of you all now as grown ups’ and ‘are you filming something???’

However, when one follower asked if Outnumbered was being brought back for good, Tyger replied: ‘I don’t think so mate’. 

The trio played the characters from 2007 to 2014, as the show detailed their parents – played by Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner – raising their children in South London. 

Outnumbered was watched by 9.4 million viewers at its peak and ran for five series with a one-off Christmas special in 2016.

The show centred on a middle-class family living in London, as teacher Pete (Hugh) and personal assistant Sue (Claire) struggled to balance their careers with their unruly children.

In 2018, the on-screen parents shocked fans as they revealed they’ve been dating for over a year following the breakdown of their marriages.

Opening up about their romance to The Mail On Sunday, the pair spoke about of their real-life happiness after it emerged that they have been in a relationship since 2017.

Comedian Hugh confirmed the romance, saying he was ‘very happy’ after finding love with Clockwork Mice star Claire.

‘I am very, very happy, we are so very happy. It’s nice and yes, it’s so lovely,’ he said at the time.

Back together: Ramona Marquez, 22, who played Karen Brockman, took to Instagram on Monday to share snaps from her secret project with older on-screen brothers

Back together: Ramona Marquez, 22, who played Karen Brockman, took to Instagram on Monday to share snaps from her secret project with older on-screen brothers 

Excitement: The post sparked questions from fans asking if a new series could be on the way, while over on Tyger's Instagram he provided more clues as to what they were working on

Excitement: The post sparked questions from fans asking if a new series could be on the way, while over on Tyger’s Instagram he provided more clues as to what they were working on

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Memories: Ramona looked thrilled to be back with her older on-screen brothers as they posed for a photo

Memories: Ramona looked thrilled to be back with her older on-screen brothers as they posed for a photo 

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