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ITV1's Moving Wallpaper to return

Ben Miller in Moving Wallpaper
Ben Miller plays producer Jonathan Pope in Moving Wallpaper

Sitcom Moving Wallpaper will return to ITV1 next year, the commercial channel has confirmed - but without Echo Beach, its accompanying soap opera.

The shows - the brainchild of former EastEnders writer Tony Jordan - were launched in tandem earlier this year, to a mixed critical reception.

When Moving Wallpaper returns for a second series, though, scenes from Echo Beach will be incorporated within it.

"We think it will work better in a new format," said an ITV spokeswoman.

Set in fictional coastal resort Polnarren, Echo Beach starred Jason Donovan and Martine McCutcheon as ex-lovers reunited in the Cornish surfing town.

In Moving Wallpaper, comedian Ben Miller played a hapless producer hired to make Echo Beach a success.

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