Wednesday 20 March 2019

Father Ted star Ardal O'Hanlon is joining the new season of Derry Girls

Back to school: Jamie-Lee O'Donnell with her fellow class-mates in Derry Girls
Back to school: Jamie-Lee O'Donnell with her fellow class-mates in Derry Girls
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Ardal O'Hanlon is set to guest star in the new series of Derry Girls.

O'Hanlon, best known for his role as witless priest Dougal Maguire in Father Ted, will play “Eamonn, the awkward, middle-aged mummy’s boy of the Quinn/McCool extended family”, according to a release from Channel 4.

“Ardal O’Hanlon joins our family this year, which is brilliant,” Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who plays Erin in the series, told RadioTimes.com.

Fans of the hit comedy Derry Girls have got their first look at the long-awaited second series earlier this week when a 60-second trailer for season two of the nostalgic comedy was released.

Ardal O’Hanlon will feature in the second season of Derry Girls (Ian West/PA)
Ardal O’Hanlon will feature in the second season of Derry Girls (Ian West/PA)

All the main characters will be returning to reprise their roles in the show, which has been earmarked for a March 2019 release.

Belfast Telegraph

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