‘Cold Feet’ returned to our screens on ITV last night for its sixth series after 13 years away. The return of the comedy-drama, which stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Morris, John Thomson and Robert Bathurst, was praised by both critics and fans, with over 6 million viewers tuning in on ITV.

Cold Feet‘Cold Feet’ is back after 13 years

The comedy-drama followed three thirtysomething couples in Manchester and originally ran for five series between 1998 and 2003. At the time the show was a big hit with viewers and even described by some as the British answer to ‘Friends’.

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Hailing it’s return, Sam Wollaston wrote in The Guardian that writer Mike Bullen and the cast “tackle the challenge with the same wit and warmth and humanness that they did last time out. It is a relief, then, that something that could have been a really bad idea isn’t.”

In the Daily Mail Christopher Stevens felt like he was being reacquainted with old friends. "Cold Feet is a show to be enjoyed for the emotions it evokes,” he wrote. “The overriding one was a wave of warmth at meeting old friends, people we thought we'd never see again.”

Fans on Twitter also felt like they were welcoming back long-lost old friends. One viewer tweeted: “Watching #ColdFeet was like being reacquainted with an old friend after 19 years, where everything is easy & nicely fits back into place.”

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Another viewer added: “Loved cold feet, the characters dropped straight back into how they were. It's like they've never been away, so glad it's back #cold feet.” Another wrote: “What's the verdict on new #ColdFeet? I felt it was like putting on a comfy pair of slippers.”