Speaking exclusively to FUBAR Radio’s ‘Tom Latchem Show’, comedian and creator of sitcom ‘Outnumbered’ Andy Hamilton, spoke about the possibility of the show returning to our screens in the near future.
“I’d be very surprised if we did a series. We do hope to visit the family for a kind one off and let the audience catch up where Jake is now at University. Me and Guy (co-writer), on our wall in our office, we have a list of ideas and we trying to work out, because if you do a special you want it to be special.”
Outnumbered ran for five series on the BBC becoming one the channels most successful sitcoms along the way and Andy believes there was a simple formula to account for the longevity of the show. “I think in essence it was popular because we tried to capture the sort of chaos of bringing up three small children. A huge amount of it was familiarity, recognition of people saying we sent our kid to school even though we knew he had nits. The other thing was, people forget how different it looked when it started but when it started I think we managed to get a level of naturalism out of the kids that hadn’t been seen before.”
However just because the show will be returning with a special fans shouldn’t expect it to be around the festive period. “The problem with Christmas. A) We’ve done quite a few Christmas specials and B) You kind of disappear in a big gap of Christmas programming. You get a big viewing figure. We are kind of inclined to do it somewhere else if we can, that will be a discussion me and Guy have to have between ourselves and then with the BBC.”