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We'll be first fans in Europe to see Britney and SuBo in Glee

Ireland will be the first country in Europe to air the highly anticipated second season of Glee when the hit TV show returns with a bang tomorrow night.

With appearances from Britney Spears, Susan Boyle and Madonna -- along with the Emmy award winning regulars -- this season is already set to outdo the first.

And Irish viewers will be the first to see the musical drama this side of the Atlantic when it airs at 8pm on TV3.

The show, which revolves around the lives of a group of Ohio teenagers and their glee club, has become an international sensation since it hit our screens last year.

This season will focus on the club trying to redeem itself after missing out on a trophy at regionals with teacher Will Schuester proving that he and his students have what it takes to win after all.

And his rivalry with hilarious cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester is as fresh as ever.

Football player turned musical singer Finn, played by Cory Montleith, will be given a run for his money as the show's resident heartthrob with the arrival of Sam Evans, played by Chord Overstreet.

And Rachel, played by Lea Michele will also be getting some competition in the form of Filipino foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon, played by singing sensation Charice Pempengco.

--Caitlin McBride