ITV bosses claim that the once popular sitcom Benidorm is facing the axe after the introduction of new characters and plummeting viewing figures.

The long-running sitcom faces an uncertain future amid claims it is ‘could be axed’ by ITV after ten-years on air.

A source told The Sun: “Some feel the show has done its time. It’s still popular but many of the old faces are long gone. There is a feeling it is going through the motions.

Series 11 is yet to be commissioned and the concern is if it does take a break it might never come back.”

Even John Challis who plays the role of Monty in the show chipped in with his concerns, claiming bosses have “mucked about” with the time slot and has since lost a serious amount of viewers.

I think the show may take a year off for a pause and rethink.” he said.

I think it’s ideal to come out in January or February, and I’m looking forward to it but there’s no guarantee.”

The 10th series of the show went into production this March and is set to broadcast later in the year. Viewing figures have dropped by almost 4 million in six years.