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Top form: Popular comedy ‘Derry Girls’ is back on our screens

Top form: Popular comedy ‘Derry Girls’ is back on our screens

Top form: Popular comedy ‘Derry Girls’ is back on our screens

Smash-hit comedy 'Derry Girls' made a triumphant return to TV screens on Tuesday night, with a massive 1.8 million people on average tuning into Channel 4 for the second-season opener.

This is keeping with its popularity when it first aired in January 2018, with more than two million people regularly watching the series based in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.

It was also up 200,000 on its premiere last year, when 1.6 million viewers tuned in.

As viewers settled in to reunite with the gang on Tuesday night, the episode took them on a school trip as part of a peace initiative with an all-boys Protestant school.

And there was a familiar face among the pupils of the school, with Keith Duffy's son, actor Jay Duffy, making an appearance too as one of the dreamy schoolboys.

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