Derek Jacobi has bad news for ‘Last Tango in Halifax’ fans

Last Tango in Halifax star Derek Jacobi has confirmed that the hit BBC comedy-drama is “finished.”

The series launched on BBC One in November 2012 and ran for three seasons, followed by a two-part special last Christmas.

Derek Jacobi, who played Alan in the show, has now revealed to Radio Times that writer Sally Wainwright isn’t planning to bring back Last Tango in Halifax for more episodes.

Asked if the show Will be returning, Jacobi replied: “No, I’m afraid it’s not.”

The actor explained: “We did a Christmas special last Christmas, which we thought was the beginning of another series, but no.”

Apparently the reason behind the decision is creator Sally Wainwright’s hectic schedule.

Her new period drama series, Gentleman Jack, will air on BBC One next year and a third season of Happy Valley is also in the pipeline.

Jacobi explained: “She’s written out, she’s writing so many things. She’s a wonderful writer, but she’s got so much work that Tango is finished. It’s very sad, we all loved it.”

The final episodes of Last Tango in Halifax will be released on DVD soon.

Derek Jacobi can currently be seen in Murder on the Orient Express. Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic thriller is in cinemas everywhere now.