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‘Ghosts’ to end after upcoming fifth series

The show's final episodes will air later this year

By Emma Wilkes

Ghosts cast
The cast of BBC's 'Ghosts'. Credit: BBC MediaCentre

The cast of BBC’s hit comedy Ghosts has confirmed that the show will be ending after its upcoming fifth series.

The news was confirmed on the show’s official social media accounts today (March 31), with a BBC press release revealing that the cast are set to focus on other projects. Filming has just wrapped on the show’s final six episodes, which will air later this year.

“After five incredible years haunting the halls of Button House, we have decided that the time is right to let our beloved sitcom Ghosts rest in peace. We have just wrapped filming on our fifth and final series and we can’t wait to share it with you all later this year,” the announcement began.

“We could never have imagined the reception the show has enjoyed, or the fun we have had making it, and we would like to thank our amazing cast and crew as well as everyone at BBC Comedy, BBC One and Monumental Television for their tireless support.

“But most of all we’d like to thank everyone who watches. Mathew, Martha, Simon, Jim, Laurence and Ben x”

Jon Petrie, Director of Comedy at the BBC said: “We are officially in mourning for the end of this BBC Comedy Classic. We can’t thank the Ghosts team enough for five incredible series (not to mention some perfect Christmas Specials) and we can’t wait for BBC viewers to see the final series. We look forward to working with the team on new projects.”

According to the BBC, the show’s final series will see married couple Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) and Mike (Kiell Smith-Bynoe) begin exploring other means of making ends meet and consider starting a new chapter that could have a huge effect on the ghosts that inhabit their stately home, Button House.

The show’s first series aired in 2019, starring some of the main cast members from CBBC’s Horrible Histories.