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Julie Graham is the mother of new Benidorm family

A new family of five are set to cause mischief and mayhem at the Solana Hotel when ITV’s hit comedy Benidorm (opens in new tab) returns for its eighth series in 2016.

Julie Graham (The Bill, The Bletchley Circle) and Phoenix Nights star Steve Edge join the cast as parents Sheron and Eddie Dawson.

Josh Bolt will play Julie and Steve's teenage son Rob. He's best known to Last Tango In Halifax viewers as teen dad Raff in the hit BBC1 series.

Veteran actor Bobby Nutt, who played Albert Dingle in Emmerdale (2004) and Ron Sykes in Coronation Street (1980-1983), joins Benidorm as Grandad, while Honor Kneafsey (Our Zoo) is their young daughter Jodie.

After the much-loved Garvey family (opens in new tab) headed out of Spain for the riches of Las Vegas during the last series of Benidorm, fans will be looking to the Dawson clan to pick up the slack.

Filming on the new series of Benidorm got under way in Spain last month.

 

Nicholas Cannon
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I'm a huge fan of television so I really have found the perfect job, as I've been writing about TV shows, films and interviewing major television, film and sports stars for over 25 years. I'm currently TV Content Director on What's On TV, TV Times, TV and Satellite Week magazines plus Whattowatch.com. I previously worked on Woman and Woman's Own in the 1990s. Outside of work I swim every morning, support Charlton Athletic football club and get nostalgic about TV shows Cagney & Lacey, I Claudius, Dallas and Tenko. I'm totally on top of everything good coming up too.