Andrew Dipper

Sarah Millican given third series of BBC2 chat show…

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Sarah Millican has been given a third series of her hit chat show, The Sarah Millican Television Programme.

The BBC2 production, which aired in March and April this year, proved a hit with viewers in its first series. The initial six-part run attracted over two million viewers each week, a 9% audience share in the ratings.

And BBC commissioners have moved quickly to secure the South Shields-born stand-up for at least another series.

Millican announced the news on Twitter, commenting: “Very happy to report that BBC2 have given me a 3rd series!! 2nd starts with a Christmas special and continues in Jan. X”

BBC Executive Editor Alan Tyler said: “”Sarah is a genuine star and a joy to work with.

“We are delighted to be commissioning a third run of her show for the BBC Two audience. So Scotland [founded by Graham Norton] and Chopsy [Millican’s own production company] have put together a terrific team and we look forward to seeing where they take the series.”

Yesterday Millican received a double British Comedy Award nomination for Best Female Television Comic and Queen of Comedy, an award she won in 2011.