THE CAST of Derry Girls teamed up with Saoirse Ronan for a special crossover sketch in aid of Irish Comic Relief.
Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan, Dylan Llewellyn, Louise Harland and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell reunited over Zoom for a special short in aid of the charity.
But they were not alone with the fabulous five eventually joined by Little Women star and Irish Hollywood A-lister Saoirse Ronan.
The resulting sketch provided one of the highlights of a busy night for Irish comedy, with the five Derry Girls coming together to organise a special skit to include Ronan in.
There’s just one problem, of course – none of them have any idea what to do.
And despite insisting they really are, definitely, nothing like their Derry Girls characters, each ends up acting a lot like them.
Nicola, for example, has been busy writing a detailed script for them to perform, only to suddenly realise she has ended up copying, word-for-word, an episode of The Wire (her mam is a big fan).
Jamie Lee, meanwhile, regales the group with a very vivid dream involving "your man, the GAA player" aka Paul Mescal from Normal People and another involving Fleabag’s Hot Priest.
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Louise can only suggest wearing hats while Dylan has been busy with a bit of colouring in.
In any case, it’s not long before Saoirse arrives on the call, much to Saoirse-Monica's horror/delight.
Struggling to come up with a sketch to get the Academy Award nominee involved in, the gang instead begin performing an Irish version of John Lennon’s Imagine in an amusing reference to the vomit-inducing Gal Gadot-led celebrity effort from a few months back.
Hilarious from start to finish and the perfect warm-up ahead of Derry Girls season three, which the cast are due to resume work on in the coming weeks.