Cold Feet has been recommissioned for a further new series. ITV has ordered Series 7 of hit comedy drama, following the success of the show's recent revival.
The current series, the first in 13 years - which features James Nesbitt, John Thomson, Fay Ripley, Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst - has been a ratings success for ITV. The series has been the network's most successful drama launch of the year with a consolidated opening episode ratings of 8.4 million and a 33% share of the audience. The first five episodes of the series have averaged 7 million and a 28% share.
The news comes with two episodes of the current series still to be broadcast.
Creator Mike Bullen comments: "We all said we only wanted to bring Cold Feet back if we could maintain the standard previously set. I've been blown away by the show's reception among viewers and critics alike. It has exceeded even my hopes. This recommission confirms that we didn't screw it up. I shall take a moment to bask in the warm glow... Okay, done that. Now the hard graft resumes."
ITV's Director of Television, Kevin Lygo, says: "It's with some trepidation that you return to much loved shows, but Mike Bullen's contemporary take on the five friends and their lives has been a wonderful thing, with every bit of the warmth, humour, emotion and chemistry that makes Cold Feet such a special, and hugely enjoyable drama.
"We were obviously delighted that the audience agreed, and we're pleased to be able to confirm that Cold Feet will return again for a further series."
Executive Producer Kenton Allen adds: "We have been incredibly humbled by the astonishing reaction from viewers and critics alike. The challenge of bringing back a much loved show was extremely daunting so it's incredibly satisfying to be asked to make another series with Mike Bullen, Jimmy, Hermione, Robert, John, Fay and the rest of our incredible cast and awesome Manchester crew."