If you are one of many League of Gentlemen fans celebrating its alleged comeback — you might want to read this.

Reports that the dark-comedy, filmed partially in Marsden and Todmorden, was returning to our screens after a 15-year hiatus have been quashed by one of the show's four writers, Reece Shearsmith.

The co-creator and actor took to Twitter to tell fans that sadly, new episodes can't be expected 'any time soon'.

It was reported that Reece and his fellow League of Gentlemen co-creators Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Jeremy Dyson had agreed to produce new episodes for 2017, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the League's debut on Radio 4.

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Radio series On The Town with The League of Gentlemen was first aired in 1997, followed by the TV series which made its debut on BBC 2 in 1999.

The Local Shop (for local people) sketches were filmed in Marsden.

The League of Gentlemen filmed scenes for the Local Shop (for local people) sketches in Marsden
The League of Gentlemen filmed scenes for the Local Shop (for local people) sketches in Marsden

It ran until 2002, with movie version The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse released in 2005.