THE con is back on.
Hustle returns to BBC1 next month for a fifth series.
With Adrian Lester back as Mickey.
Reunited with Robert Vaughn and Robert Glenister (pictured) as Albert and Ash.
Guest stars in the new series include Bill Bailey, Kelly Adams, Matt Di Angelo, Tim McInnerny, Kate Fleetwood, Patrick Bergin and Adam James.
Previous regulars Marc Warren (Danny), Jaime Murray (Stacie) and newcomer Ashley Walters (Billy) have left the series.
But Adrian says it was great to be back on set with the dream team of Vaughn and Glenister.
“It was brilliant. I was back with my old playmates again.”
As fans know, Mickey has been in Australia, selling the Sydney Opera House.
Having worked in film and TV in America, Adrian explains: “I started to think it’d be a real shame to say goodbye to Hustle without a send-off.
“I thought if Kudos were going to do something like a one-off special, then Mickey should come back from Australia and be part of the gang.
“Kudos called me and said they wanted to discuss the idea of another episode.
“And that turned into the possibility of another series.”
Which is what’s heading for your screen very soon.
Update: Hustle returns to BBC1 at 9pm on Thursday Jan 8.