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Derry Girls stars to feature in Celebrity Gogglebox

Filming of season three of Derry Girls is due to take place later this year
Derry Girls

Derry Girls

Neasa Cumiskey

Derry Girls stars Saoirse-Monica Jackson and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell are taking part in Celebrity Gogglebox this weekend.

The Northern Irish actors are set to make their debut on the hit Channel 4 show this Friday at 9pm.

The pair will join the Celebrity Gogglebox family for two weeks, entertaining viewers with their own hilarious reactions to a selection of TV shows.

Saoirse, who plays teenage schoolgirl Erin Quinn on Derry Girls, said that it was a “thrill” to be making her sofa debut on the popular series alongside her co-star and friend Jamie-Lee, who plays wild child Michelle Mallon.

She said: “She said: “Gogglebox is one of my absolute favourites so to be on there with my pal and fellow Derry Girl Jamie-Lee is a bit of a thrill.

“We’ve had in-depth snack discussions already so are raring to go.”

Both actresses were born and raised in Derry but currently live in London, where their Gogglebox appearances are being filmed.

The Derry Girls will join the likes of Mel C, Lorraine Kelly, and more who have taken part in the most recent series.

Jools Holland and Vic Reeves will also be back on Celebrity Gogglebox this Friday and will take part in two episodes of the series.

They’ll join regulars such as Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, and Denise Van Outen and her partner Eddie Boxshall.

Meanwhile, filming of series three of Derry Girls is due to take place later this year, after production was postponed due to the pandemic.

In an interview with Metro, Saoirse said: “We’ve been pushed [filming] now a couple of times, and I think we are going to push again.

“It’s really important to us that we keep the authenticity of the show and that we don’t deliver any show that’s in any way a limited version. It’s important for us to shoot it at home.”

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