It's a very sad day for fans of True Blood: The quite frankly hilarious fantasy drama will come to an end after it's seventh season in 2014, HBO has officially confirmed.

We're getting 10 more episodes from Anna Paquin and co next summer before the show heads off the air for good President of Programming Michael Lombardo revealed, before paying tribute to the smash hit series, which was adapted from Charlaine Harris's 'Southern Vampire Mysteries'.

"True Blood has been nothing short of a defining show for HBO," he said. "Alan Ball took the books by Charlaine Harris, assembled a brilliant cast led by the magnificent Anna Paquin in the role of Sookie Stackhouse, and crafted a show that has taken its many devoted fans on an unforgettable journey."

You can say that again Michael, sure didn't it give us another chance to see Vinny from Home and Away in all his glory? Whether you're male or female, you have to admit, that Ryan Kwanten is looking well so he is.

"Together with its legions of fans, it will be hard to say goodbye to the residents of Bon Temps, but I look forward to what promises to be a fantastic final chapter of this incredible show", Lombardo added, while Executive Producer Brian Buckner thanked the fans for getting behind the series.

"I feel enormously proud to have been a part of the True Blood family since the very beginning. I guarantee that there's not a more talented or harder-working cast and crew out there, and I'd like to extend a personal heartfelt thanks to them for their dedication and tenacity over the years, especially this past year, as I stepped into a larger role" Buckner stated.

"Thank you also to HBO for their unwavering support and of course to Alan Ball, whose genius enabled all of us to share in this incredible journey. Finally, a huge thank you to the most passionate fans in television. As we take a final walk through Bon Temps together, we will do our very best to bring Sookie's story to a close with heart, imagination and, of course, fun."

We still haven't stopped laughing at this particular snippet from the latest season, which just so happens to feature two of our all time favourite soap stars. Sure isn't it Sean Slater off EastEnders lads?