In news that shivers of delight down my spine … bear with … bear with … Tom Ellis, who plays on-again, off-again love interest Gary for the titular Miranda (Miranda Hart) has declared to the world via Twitter that the third series of the hilarious sitcom will see the light of day at Christmas.
Screening on BBC1 in the UK, and – please pop culture gods, please let it be soon after, if not simultaneously – on ABC1 here in Australia, the show will return with six brand new bound to hilarious episodes.
This is what he tweeted:
“Series 3 #Miranda will start airing this Christmas on bbc 1 … It is what I call the best series thus faringtons”.
It is what I call most excellent news, and has made the prospect of Christmas which I love and adore anyway, all that much brighter.
Another site, digital spy.com.au, quoted an “insider” as saying this about the return of the wonderful Miranda Hart to our screens:
“Miranda has been a really popular show and production companies have been floating ideas about making a film for a while.
“The third series sets a movie up perfectly, which is something she has always wanted to do.
“She would keep all the stars of the sitcom on board, and get some of her famous friends in for cameo roles too.”
The only tinge of sadness to all this wonderful news is the fact that it will be the final series, although as the quote eludes to a movie is in the offing.
So all is not lost and I suspect there will be “such fun” to be had well into the future!