We always thought Derry Girls had a bit of Father Ted humour to it, and now the two comedies will have an even stronger link this March.

Irish comedian and actor Ardal O’Hanlon has been revealed as a guest star in series two of Derry Girls.

O’Hanlon, who is best known as Dougal from Father Ted, is set to appear as a new character called Eamonn, the awkward, middle-aged mummy’s boy of the Quinn/McCool extended family.

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And there’s even better news today as Channel 4 finally ended rumours by confirming that series two will air in March 2019.

Fans will have to wait and see what shenanigans the gang get up to, but rest assured, the famous five will be back, navigating their teens in 1990’s Derry in their hilarious, unique, yet all too familiar fashion.

Derry Girls is the creation of acclaimed writer Lisa McGee who has mined her own experiences to create a candid, one-of-a-kind, family-centred comedy set against the backdrop of The Troubles.

Series one broke records as consolidated viewing figures revealed that the first series of Derry Girls was watched by an average of 2.5 million viewers, making it Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch since 2004. Derry Girls is also the biggest ever comedy launch series on All 4.

The trailer for series two was also released this week, which should hopefully keep us going until March comes around: