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Derry Girls stars share their delight – after being nominated for a BAFTA

The show has been a huge hit with viewers since it premiered last year

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The cast of Derry Girls have a lot to celebrate today, as they’ve been nominated for a BAFTA award.

The popular Channel 4 series, which is based in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, has been nominated in the ‘Best Scripted Comedy’ category.

Taking to Twitter, the show’s creator Lisa McGee shared BAFTAs announcement, and simply wrote, “Yay!”

In their category, Derry Girls will go up against Mum, Sally4ever and Strath Lets Flats.

Saoirse-Monica Jackson, who plays Erin Quin in the show, also shared the announcement alongside the caption, “Good morning!!!!!”

Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare in Derry Girls, tweeted, “Aaaaaaaa! We only went and got nominated for a BAFTA didn’t we?”

Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, otherwise known as Michelle Mallon said, “Thanks @BAFTA for the nomination!! Best scripted comedy!!”

The series first premiered last January, and recently returned to Channel 4 with it’s second season – which has proved to be a huge hit with viewers.