ITV’s hit drama Doc Martin will bow out after its upcoming 10th series, which begins filming in 2021.
The medical comedy drama first started in 2004, and stars Martin Clunes as the titular doctor.
Set in the fictional seaside village of Portwenn, the series follows the grouchy Cornish GP Dr Martin Ellingham as he learns that his bad-tempered bed side manner fails to impress the locals.
Doc Martin’s on-off love affair and eventual marriage to Louisa (Caroline Catz) won the hearts of fans, showing a rare tender side to the serious doctor who struggled to express his feelings.
Speaking on the announcement, Martin Clunes and producer Philippa Braithwaite commented: “We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin. When we launched the series in 2004 we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have.
“However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn. We will be making the tenth and final series in 2021 and we are very much looking forward to returning to Cornwall to film it.”
The final series of Doc Martin will air on ITV in 2021.