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Ghosts on BBC One: It’s confirmed – the comedy will return for series 5!

Will the Ghosts return to haunt us once more?

If you’ve finished watching series 4 of Ghosts, you’re probably left wondering if the show will return for a series 5?

Those of you who have binged the entire series on BBC iPlayer will be hopeful of news…

Ghosts follows Alison who, after a near-death experience, can now see Ghosts in the haunted mansion she inherited!

The show has had four successful series, starring and created by the Horrible Histories comedy troupe…

And now, BBC bosses have confirmed that the show will return for series 5!

Here’s what we know so far…

***Warning: spoilers from series 4 of Ghosts ahead***

The cast of Ghosts pose and smile at a phone
We need another series of Ghosts! (Credit: BBC)

Will Ghosts return for series 5?

BBC One has confirmed that Ghosts will return for series 5!

Ghosts series 4 is BBC’s biggest comedy series of the year, with over 5.7 million fans tuning in for episode 1.

Ghosts stars and creators had this to say about the announcement: “We are delighted to confirm that Ghosts will be returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer for a fifth series in 2023.

“We’ve had much fun in the writer’s room and are hugely excited by the new stories we have to tell and further secrets we get to reveal.

“We’ve been getting back into practice walking through walls and can’t wait to start shooting again in the new year.”

Make sure to watch this space for the start date of Ghosts series 5!

The cast of Ghosts stand in Button House, they look sad and disappointed
Are you a fan of Ghosts? (Credit: BBC)

What we need to see in series 5 of Ghosts…

Series 4 of Ghosts ended with the guest house attached to Button House literally burning down.

Mike and Alison agreed to give up on their idea of making Button House a hotel.

That means they will have to find another way to make an income!

Alison said she has “no idea” about what they could do next.

We’d love to see Mike and Alison come up with another way to make money from Button House.

Could they go fully meta and have a TV series film at the house?

Or return to making Button House a community centre?

Hopefully, series 5 will give us the answer!

What characters could return?

The cast of Ghosts will, of course, have to return for series 5.

And we still need the backstories of some of them.

We still haven’t found out how The Captain died or what his real name is!

We also haven’t got the full details on Kitty’s death, and we’d love to see a flashback episode that fully focuses on her.

And could we see the new character Maddocks return in series 5 and learn his backstory too?

We’re also hoping we might see our beloved Mary return in flashbacks in series 5…

Well, Ghosts creators confirm “further secrets” will be revealed in series 5 – and we can’t wait!

Mike (KIELL SMITH-BYNOE), Alison (CHARLOTTE RITCHIE) in Ghosts, they lean over a table looking at toast with intense expressions
Could Mike and Alison have a baby in series 5? (Credit: BBC)

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Will Alison and Mike finally start a family in the next series?

The BBC Sounds podcast Inside Ghosts is hosted by Nathan Bryon, who plays Obi in the series, and it gives further insights into the show.

Nathan asked Ben Willbond and Mat Baynton whether viewers might see Mike and Alison finally start a family in the next series.

He said: “Mike is being so good with the kids.

“Alison looks at him and there’s this beautiful moment where you can kind of see that they’re thinking about having kids.”

Ben and Mat were pretty tight-lipped about whether they could have kids in the future, but we’d love to see it.

We know from the 2020 Christmas special that babies can see Ghosts, as Mike’s niece could see and interact with sleazy MP Julian.

So could Alison finally have someone else around the house that can see the Ghosts?

BBC teases that Mike and Alison “contemplate a new chapter that could have a huge effect on the Ghosts’ (after) lives.”

Is a baby Button on the way? We hope so…

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All episodes of Ghosts series 4 are now available on BBC iPlayer.

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