We’ll have whatever she’s having.
Derry Girls is the show of the moment, having garnered a massive fanbase since it first aired on Channel 4.
The show, which has already been granted a second season, is set in Londonderry in the mid-nineties and follows a group of 16-year-old students during The Troubles in 1994.
The show’s central character, Clare Devlin, is played by actress Nicola Coughlan who’s real age has shocked viewers.
The baby-faced blonde is actually 31-years-old – leading viewers to question what her age-defying secrets are.
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare Devlin in The Derry Girls is 31 years old in real life.
— Seán Montague (@seanmmontague) January 16, 2018
— Hi my names Kathrina (@KathrinaClarke) January 15, 2018
Nicola Coughlan, who plays Clare in Derry Girls, is 31 years old.
THIRTY ONE YEARS OLD! pic.twitter.com/UKbibL8Phq
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) January 11, 2018
Naw I’m not over the fact that Claire on Derry girls is 31 ????
— alexandra kaitlin (@Alexmont_) January 17, 2018
One viewer pondered, ‘Must be a pain trying to get a bottle of wine from a supermarket’, while another added, ‘Wow! She’s looks so young! Obviously got great genes. Good shout out for Derry Girls, funniest series to come along for a long time’.
After the first episode of The Derry Girls aired to 2.5 million viewers on Channel 4, a second series was announced almost immediately.
A spokesperson for Channel 4 said:
“The first episode of Derry Girls has so far part-consolidated at a brilliant 2.5 million viewers, with a 13.5% share of audience and more than doubles the slot average of 16 – 34 year old viewers. This makes it Channel 4’s biggest comedy series launch almost six years. It is also All 4’s biggest comedy launch since 2012.”
Writer Lisa McGee said: “I’m delighted to be able to tell the stories of real people living through The Troubles. And now, with the delicate political ecosystem of the country about to be tested by The Conservatives and The DUP, it seems well worth reminding ourselves how things were not so long ago, and what better way to do that than through comedy?”