Dermot O’Leary makes a surprise cameo in The Split series three

One of our favourite BBC dramas, The Split, has finally returned for its third season. If you’re desperate to know what happens this time around, we’ve got some insider details on what to expect.

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The Split is set in the fast-paced, complex world of London’s high-end divorce circuit and follows the lives of the three Defoe sisters, Hannah, Nina and Rose.

In the new series, we’ll see the return of Christie, the catalyst of Hannah and Nathan’s marriage breakdown, and watch the formerly solid couple unravel as they try to come to an amicable separation agreement. The show, which marks creator Abi Morgan’s directorial debut, also promises a ‘shocking revelation’ that ‘dramatically changes the stakes’.

It turns out one of our other television favourites, Dermot O’Leary, is going to make a surprise cameo in the show too. The director of The Split, Dee Koppang, is also Dermot’s wife. Speaking to Radio Times, she revealed: ‘My husband pops up in a very, very funny blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo playing himself in it as well, which is good. Playing a breakfast TV presenter. It was just a very organic thing.’

Dee added: ‘There’s a lovely moment in the script where it says one of the characters is being interviewed by a TV presenter and I was like, “Well, I might be able to help with that”. So yeah, he came down to set for the day, which was very fun.’

She also teased there are other ‘fun cameos’ to expect in the series, including Lindsay Duncan, Jemima Rooper, Lily Cole and Tom Rhys Harries.’

Series three of The Split aired on BBC One at 9pm on 4 April, and we can expect a new episode will be on TV weekly.

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Annabel Scholey, who plays Nina in the show, previously teased some details from the legal drama, telling Digital Spy: ‘Series three has been amazing… it’s more chaotic than season one and two, everybody has more drama, it’s very emotional.’

Of her character, who was single and pregnant at the end of the last series, she said: ‘I’d like to say Nina’s on more of an even keel but she’s definitely not, she does tend to leap from disaster to disaster, which is great fun for me to play.’

As for where we’ll see Annabel pop up next, she said she is ‘waiting to hear back on some interesting things’ that she has ‘auditioned for’ as she looks towards the future after the end of The Split.

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This is the third and final series of The Split, and according the BBC is the ‘most dramatic and heartbreaking series to date’.

Find out more about upcoming BBC dramas here.