Stars of kids favourite Horrible Histories reunite to make Ghosts

Parents who love chuckling to Horrible Histories will be thrilled to hear that the team behind the award-winning series have created a new BBC1 comedy, Ghosts.

Horrible Histories’ stars Matthew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas – who EastEnders fans will know as horrible Annie! – Jim Howick, Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond have joined forces again to create their first comedy for BBC1.

The gang had previously worked together also on Yonderland and Matthew tweeted that they had been “dying to work together again”. And he also promised that there will be some “Very exciting additions to the cast which we’ll announce when we can”.

Ghosts is set in a crumbling old country house which is home to numerous spirits who’ve died there over the years and have been left squabbling together for eternity.

But, their afterlives are turned upside down when a young urban couple inherit the derelict pile and decide to turn it into a hotel!

The ghosts, though, aren’t happy about their plans and start rebelling, creating a war against the dead and the living!

The six-part series was among a host of comedy announcements made today, including a Lenny Henry special.

It’s not yet been announced when Ghosts will be shown.