Inside No 9 viewers surprised as controversial star returns for finale

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The TV series named "Inside No 9" has concluded its final episode which was kept confidential and contained an unexpected element for its loyal fans.

The final episode of the BBC show was very appropriate as it was broadcasted at the end of the ninth series. Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, who created the show, brought together many celebrities who have appeared in previous episodes.

The part of the TV show called Plodding On happened during a party thrown for the end of Inside No 9. The actors all played exaggerated versions of themselves. Amanda Abbington, who is known for her work on the show Sherlock, also made an unexpected appearance, which surprised some fans.

Abbington was featured in season eight's episode titled "Paraskevidekatriaphobia". However, she has been involved in a dispute regarding Strictly Come Dancing after she resigned from the show several weeks into the current season.

The performer was matched with Italian specialist Giovanni Pernice and, after the show ended, asked for training clips that were reportedly "stressful". Pernice's training schedule has been scrutinized over the last six months, and he will not participate in the upcoming series, set to debut in September.

Many people were surprised by Abbington's comeback to the BBC, especially because she previously stated that her experience on Strictly caused her to suffer from PTSD. In addition, she has recently expressed that her allegations against Pernice have resulted in receiving threats to her life.

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The Inside No 9 finale had conversations among several other celebrities such as Katherine Parkinson, Tim Key, and Anne Reid. Anne Reid's appearance connected back to the first ever episode, "Sardines," in 2012. Nick Mohammed who appeared in series six episode "Simon Says," Rosie Cavaliero from series one's "The Understudy" and Jason Watkins from series three's "The Bill," also made a comeback. Additionally, Ted Lasso actor Nick Mohammed also returned to the show.

There was a chance for a gathering of the League of Gentlemen as Mark Gatiss, who co-created and featured in that series alongside Pemberton and Shearsmith, made a quick appearance in a virtual format. He was a part of the seventh season episode "Merrily, Merrily" of Inside No 9.

Several famous personalities made an appearance on the show but had no speaking parts. They were spotted gathered together and observed the rundown of previous events bidding farewell to the program. The credits displayed the names of those stars who were present, such as Adrian Dunbar from Line of Duty and Jessica Gunning from Baby Reindeer.

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Discover the exhaustive roster of Inside No 9 special guests who made an appearance in the final episode, located beneath:

There is a group of actors who are known for their talents and skills in the entertainment industry. They include Mark Benton, Kevin Bishop, Mark Bonnar, Asim Chaudhry, Kenneth Cranham, Phil Daniels, Adam Deacon, Monica Dolan, Michele Dotrice, Kevin Eldon, Gaby French, Sian Gibson, Tamsin Greig, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Conleth Hill, Jim Howick, Emiky Howlett, Paterson Joseph, Elsie Kelly, Denis Lawson, Europa Lepus, Rula Lenska, Ralf Little, Alice Lowe, Lyndsey Marshal, David Morrissey, Tamzin Outhwaite, Gemma Page, Bill Paterson, Maxine Peake, Sheila Reid, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Alexandra Roach, Debbie Rush, Poppy Rush, Claire Skinner, Alison Steadman, Sophie Thompson, Noah Valentine, Saskia Wakefield, Zoë Wanamaker, Gemma Whelan, Ben Wilibond, Susan Wokoma, and Jack Wolfe. They have worked hard to achieve greatness in this field, and their dedication and passion for their craft is evident in their performances. Together, they form an impressive list of actors who are sure to captivate audiences and leave a lasting impression.

The name of the episode "Plodding On" was connected to a chapter that Pemberton and Shearsmith desired to create, but didn't accomplish.

Pemberton shared with The Independent their writing experience for the show in 2020. They highlighted that the challenge remains the same, which is to create a captivating story regardless of the budget. They didn't pity Charlie Brooker for having millions to spend on production. The BBC continues to be a great organization to be affiliated with, but it also has to evolve and adjust to the changes. It's difficult to predict what will happen in the next few years. The team continues to work on the show relentlessly, as they almost named one of the episodes "plodding on."

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