The cast of Derry Girls are starring in a special episode of The Great British Bake Off
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The cast of Derry Girls are starring in a special episode of The Great British Bake Off

SLÁINTE MOTHAF**KAS!!

In what could be the most exciting news we've heard since Season 3 of Derry Girls was confirmed, it has now been announced that the stars of the Channel 4 show will be switching careers for one night only as they appear in a special episode of The Great British Bake Off.

The episode will air on New Year's Day 2020, and what better way to kick off the year than to watch Nicola Coughlan (Clare), Saoirse Monica Jackson (Erin) Jamie Lee O'Donnell (Michelle) Dylan Llewellyn (James) and Siobhán McSweeney (Sister Michael) try their hands at baking without burning the iconic Bake-Off tent down.

Nicola Coughlan broke the news of the Great Festive Bake Off on Twitter, and while she didn't give too much away, she admitted that she now has "PTSD when I think about fondant icing" and that her nerves were "WRECKED"-- so we can only imagine what happened there.

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Siobhán McSweeney, meanwhile, said recording "went as smoothly as you can imagine" but that "NO ONE made a holy show of themselves. NO. ONE." (so it's up to you if you believe her on that).

The Great British Bake Off is a hugely popular show in its own right, but with the added draw of the Derry Girls cast this is going to be absolutely essential viewing-- we're absolutely buzzing!