Starstruck season two is on the way

If there’s one TV genre that has really seen us through the darker moments of the pandemic, it’s comedy.

Who hasn’t turned to a reliable old favourite like Friends, This Country or Derry Girls as a form of escapism from the endless bad news?

We’ve also used the time indoors to discover some new comedy, such as Rose Matafeo’s brilliant rom-com Starstruck, which launched last year. The first season was hugely successful, streaming almost five million times on BBC iPlayer, which makes it the channel’s biggest new comedy of 2021.

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It’s no surprise then that Starstruck has been commissioned for a second run, with another six half-hour episodes coming to BBC Three next month.

In the first image from the show, Jessie (Matafeo) and her famous love interest Tom Kapoor (Nikesh Patel) share a glance in the mirror as they brush their teeth. Matafeo shared the image on her Instagram page, to the delight of many fans.

So what can we expect from Starstruck season two? According to a synopsis, the new episodes will find Jessie dealing with the real-world consequences of her grand gesture at the end of season one, when she decided to stay in East London and pursue a relationship with Tom, rather than sticking to her original plan of returning home to New Zealand.

Starstruck season two
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Speaking last year after the show was renewed for a second season, Matafeo joked: ‘Thrilled that Starstruck will be returning to BBC Three for a second series because I left my water bottle on set last year and I would love to get it back.’

And Shane Allen, Director of Comedy at the BBC added: ‘The first series of Starstruck came as a joyous breath of fresh air and we can’t wait to see what Rose, Alice and Nic have in store for Jessie and Tom in the next chapter of their story.’

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