Bang Showbiz reports today that Benidorm favourite Crissy Rock – who plays scouser Janey – has been axed from the show.
51 year old Crissy will leave the show after playing the hotel manager for four years. It’s expected that when the show returns with a new series, the Solana hotel will have been taken over by new owners, who get rid of Janey.
A show spokesperson said: “We’d like to thank Crissy for her contribution over the years.”
Despite Crissy’s departure, show insiders insist the new series will be more exciting than ever.
A source said: “It’s sad but we do freshen up ‘Benidorm’ every year as new holidaymakers or staff come and go.
“The new series will be no exception, so expect lots of exciting new stories and some special guest stars.”
While Crissy won’t be seen in the new series of the programme, veteran actress Joan Collins could make an appearance after her sister, author Jackie Collins, revealed her to be a huge fan of the show.
Jackie tweeted to the show’s creator Derren Litten: “Benidorm is totally fab. My sis Joan Collins would love to do a guest shot on it. I got her addicted!!!”
Derren responded, saying: “Wow! That’s amazing! But what about you too?! We want you BOTH!”
Previous guest stars on ‘Benidorm’ have included Cilla Black and Bananarama.