Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper has revealed that the sixth series is the last.
The writer, 53, said he was feeling the last episode, where girlfriends Adam (Simon Bird) and Jonny (Tom Rosenthal) revealed they were pregnant, ended on a high note.
It comes after Paul Ritter, who played Father Martin Goodman on the show, tragically died at the age of 54 last month from a brain tumor.
Finale: Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper revealed the sixth series was the last (pictured Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal)
When asked if he planned for the sixth series to always be the final series, Rob told LadBible, “It wasn’t, actually. I never really know until I start. I have all my ideas and my board is hanging on the wall, but I never really know, until I start an episode, what it is.
“But I halfway thought it would be great if they both brought in girls, then I thought one of them was pregnant and then” Oh what if are they both pregnant? So I thought it was good.
“And then, yeah, I thought that would be the end, because I didn’t want to do a show where they had kids and babies, and Jim would have seven dogs, too, like, the strangest dog in the world that you couldn’t “I can’t find seven.”
The ending @ The writer, 53, said he was feeling the last episode, where Adam and Jonny’s girlfriends revealed they were pregnant, ended in style (pictured in 2012)
A Friday night dinner special will air this Friday to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary.
Tamsin Greig, who plays mum Jackie, has revealed that she urged Paul not to attend the show’s 10th anniversary due to poor health.
Tamsin explained, “Unfortunately at the time of making the documentary Paul was pretty sick and to be honest – and don’t tell the producers – but I tried to persuade him not to do the interview.
10 years later: A Friday night dinner special will air this Friday to celebrate the show’s 10th anniversary
But it was a testament to Paul’s courage, generosity, dignity and utter lack of vanity that he wanted to participate in the documentary, do an interview and really celebrate this little world that he was a part of and that he’s enjoyed it so much over the years. ‘
Friday Night Dinner, which focused on middle-class Jewish family The Goodmans as they gathered for a weekly meal at their home in north London, made its screen debut in 2011 and won an army of fans during his six rounds.
Much of the show’s cast, including Paul, Tamsin, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal, are expected to appear in the documentary special.
Friday Night Dinner – 10 Years And A Lovely Bit Of Squirrel will look back on some of the funniest moments from the series and no doubt see appearances of the comedy series’ most beloved catchphrases.
Paul, who became known for his slogans “s ** t on that” and “he’s a cute little squirrel,” died at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his bedside after struggling against a brain tumor.
Last month, a spokesperson for the actor announced his passing and said: “It is with great sadness that we can confirm that Paul Ritter passed away on Monday evening.
“He passed away peacefully at home with his wife Polly and sons Frank and Noah by his side. He was 54 years old and suffered from a brain tumor.
“Paul was an exceptionally talented actor playing a huge variety of roles on stage and on screen with extraordinary skill. He was extremely smart, kind and very funny. He will be sorely missed.
After Paul’s death, Simon paid tribute to his late co-star and shared a touching Twitter post from his on-screen brother, Tom, and wrote that he “will always aspire to be like” Paul.
Friday Night Dinner – 10 Years and A Cute Squirrel Piece airs Friday, May 28 on Channel 4.
Loss: Tamsin added that Paul would like viewers to ‘sit back and laugh’ at the special as she added, ‘We miss him terribly’ (pictured from 2019)