Channel 4’s Derry Girls will be returning for a third series


Derry Girls

by Georgie Holland |
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Channel 4's Derry Girls earned itself quite the following last year when it hit our screens; and now, fans of the hit show will be overjoyed to hear that the The Northern Ireland-based comedy is set to return for a third series, with Channel 4 taking to Twitter to confirm the news.

Taking to their Twitter account, that boasts a whopping 952k followers, Channel 4 wrote, 'That might be the end for series 2 of #DerryGirls, but don’t worry it will be returning for series 3! @LisaMMcGee @SaoirseJackson @nicolacoughlan @louisa_harland @JamieLeeOD @Djllewellyn 🎉🎉🎉⁣' [sic]

Excited fans were quick to respond, with one writing, 'Can Derry girls start being like coronation street and like just be on forever every night until the end of time ?' [sic] and another writing, 'It was hilarious, already looking forward to series 3!! #DerryGirls 😂😂' [sic].

The first series of Derry Girls was Channel 4's biggest comedy launch since 2004, being watched by an average of 2.5 million viewers across the UK. It also proved a great success at the IFTAs, picking up best comedy with Lisa McGee winning the award for best writer in a comedy or soap.

The show's writer Lisa spoke of how thrilled she was about the announcement of the third series, saying, "I love writing this show and I'm so thrilled to be able to continue the Derry Girls story, thank you Channel 4, Erin and the eejits live to fight another day!"

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Stressed out1 of 14
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Up to high doh

Stressed out

How are you?2 of 14
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Bout ye?

An informal way of asking how you are

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Iu2019m cold5 of 14
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I'm cold

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Buck eejit

Acting like an idiot

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An ice-cream

Thatu2019s fine8 of 14
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Dead on

That's fine

Cry9 of 14
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Cry, moan or complain about something

Small10 of 14
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Go for a walk11 of 14
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Go for a walk

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Broken beyond repair13 of 14
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Broken beyond repair

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Wind yer neck in

Calm down, usually said to somebody who is over-excited or boasting about something

Derry Girls season one and two are available on All4, Channel 4's catchup service.

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