Dynasty star Joan Collins is heading to Benidorm as a guest star on the hit ITV sitcom.

The actress has been cast as a hotel guest called Crystal in the new series set in the Spanish resort.

Joan starred as bitchy Alexis Carrington in Dynasty for years, opposite Linda Evans, who played her rival, Krystle Carrington.

She told fans on Twitter: “Looking forward to going to Spain to be in #Benidorm. And I’m playing Crystal, yes I am!! But not the Dynasty one.”

The new series of Benidorm also sees Coronation Street favourites Sherrie Hewson and Ken Morley sharing the screen again.

Ken, who played amorous supermarket manager Reg Holdsworth in Coronation Street, will make a guest appearance in the ITV show which will be shown next year.

Sherrie, who played his on-screen wife Maureen in Coronation Street for many years, will return to her regular role as hotel manager Joyce Temple Savage.

The series, which is currently being filmed, also sees the return of regular cast members including Steve Pemberton, Siobhan Finneran and Tim Healey, and former cast member Nicholas Burns will also return to the show.

Benidorm’s executive producer Ben Cavey said: “Things are certainly heating up by the pool in this series, with some great new characters, as well as the return of many of our well-loved regulars.”