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Martin Clunes' whimsical garden is out of a storybook – watch video

The Doc Martin actor lives in Dorset with wife Philippa and their daughter Emily

Hanna Fillingham

Doc Martin star Martin Clunes is used to idyllic surroundings on set – and the garden of his Dorset home is just as incredible. During the coronavirus pandemic, Martin held virtual interviews and even attended an award ceremony from his glorious outdoor space.

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He lives with his wife Philippa and daughter Emily and the family enjoy being based in the countryside.

In a This Morning interview, Martin admitted that his garden has "never looked better" – and we certainly agree. The blossoming foliage behind him created a vibrant backdrop and the star has decorated his patio area with an array of rustic pots.

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VIDEO: Martin Clunes opens up about family life during lockdown

Earlier last year, he attended a virtual awards ceremony and he inadvertently let fans see inside his whimsical garden once again – and the space looked stunning. 

The talented star took away Best Actor at the TV Choice Awards. This year, the annual ceremony was held virtually as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Martin was thrilled to pick up the award, and thanked viewers for their support, along with his beloved wife, who produces the scripts for the programme.

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Martin Clunes accepted the Best Actor award from his garden

He said: "I am so glad that you still like this show after nine series. You obviously like it enough to vote for me because there was some classy competition this year in the actors category.

"We're blown away. It's a family business and we love making it, down in Cornwall. There are so many people to thank, so many writers, such an amazing cast.

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Martin's award came on the same day it was announced Doc Martin would be ending

"But the most important person is my amazing wife who has produced every single script of nine series. And I am allowed to tell you there will be a tenth series. We are going to make that next year, Covid or not!"

Earlier in the day, Martin and his wife released a joint statement about the decision to end Doc Martin. It read: "We have loved making nine series of Doc Martin.

"When we launched the series in 2004 we could never have imagined how much our loyal viewers would take to the grumpy Doc like they have.

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The Doc Martin star with his wife and daughter 

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"The series has avid fans both in the UK and throughout the world and we are thrilled that Doc Martin has topped the ratings every time.

"However, after sixteen years we now feel that the time has come to say goodbye to Portwenn. We will be making the tenth and final series in 2021 and we are very much looking forward to returning to Cornwall to film it."

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