Full House
A Full House spin-off has been confirmed to air on Netflix in 2016. Actor John Stamos will reprise his role as Uncle Jesse occasionally ABC/YouTube

Netflix have announced the exciting news that a Full House spin-off has been given the green light with actor John Stamos set to reprise his role as a guest star.

The online streaming service have ordered 13 episodes of the iconic family sitcom reboot with an air date confirmed for 2016 and a new title, Fuller House.

Fans will be ecstatic to learn that Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse in the original series, has revealed that he will be producing and occasionally starring in the spin-off.

During his appearance on US chat show Jimmy Kimmel, the 51-year-old actor said: "Five minutes ago they called. They sealed the deal. We've been working on this for many, many years."

Other original actors confirmed to return to the series, so far include Candace Cameron Bure playing D.J. Tanner, Jodie Sweetin as Stephanie Tanner and Andrea Barber reprising her character Kimmy Gibbler.

After sharing his hopes that the Olsen twins, Ashley and Mary-Kate, will agree to appear in the spin-off, Stamos joked to Kimmel: "If we can't get the Olsen twins, we're going to dress you up.

"We're going to try to get everybody in the first... we're going to do an hour special, then it'll go into the spinoff."

Confirming the news, Cindy Holland, Netflix's vice president of original content, said in a statement: "As big fans of the original Full House, we are thrilled to be able to introduce Fuller House's new narrative to existing fans worldwide, who grew up on the original, as well as a new generation of global viewers that have grown up with the Tanners in syndication."

The returning cast members reacted to the announcement on Twitter, writing:

Full House ran on ABC from 1987-1995 and also starred Bob Saget and Dave Coulier. The story focused on a young father enlisting the help of his brother-in-law to raise his three children after the death of his wife.

As expected, fans who watched the original series have flooded Twitter with excited reactions to the spin-off: