Will there be a Starstruck season 3? What has Rose Matafeo said about hit BBC comedy series returning again

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Season two of Starstruck was released on BBC iPlayer in February

The final episode of season two comedy series Starstruck will air on BBC Three at 10pm on 14 March.

The hit show was created by and stars Rose Matafeo, a comedy actress known for Funny Girls, Golden Boy, and for her run on series 9 of celebrity challenge show Taskmaster.

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Nikesh Patel, recognisable from Indian Summers, the serialisation of Four Weddings and Funeral, and Man Like Mobeen, co-stars.

Nikesh Patel as Tom and Rose Matafeo as Jessie in Starstruck (Credit: BBC/Avalon UK/Shamil Tanna)Nikesh Patel as Tom and Rose Matafeo as Jessie in Starstruck (Credit: BBC/Avalon UK/Shamil Tanna)
Nikesh Patel as Tom and Rose Matafeo as Jessie in Starstruck (Credit: BBC/Avalon UK/Shamil Tanna) | BBC/Avalon UK/Shamil Tanna

What is Starstruck about?

The series follows a strapped for cash millennial, Jessie, (Matafeo) living in East London, who sleeps with a guy called Tom (Patel) only to find out he is a famous film star.

In the first season, the pair’s relationship grows as Jessie realises she actually likes this uber-famous bloke she happened to hook up with.

Season two of the show continues from Jessie’s decision to stay in London for Tom, and she wonders if she made the right call.

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Over the season, we see Jessie and Tom become more involved in each other’s lives as their relationship goes public.

They encounter the stark differences in each other’s lives

What has Rose Matafeo said about Starstruck season 3?

While the show has proven a hit for BBC Three, there were originally no plans for the third season.

Matafeo told Radio Times:  “I always thought two and out; it’s the British way.”

Many of Britain’s most iconic comedy series ran for only two seasons before bowing out to let in new blood.

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Fawlty Towers, The Office, The Young Ones, and Spaced, are among those classic British sitcoms that left fans wanting more, rather than outstaying their welcome on our screens.

However, Matafeo may have had a change of heart after seeing the success of one recent show that ran straight into a successful third season.

The New Zealand actress praised the Channel 4 comedy Stath Lets Flats, in the unstable world of London’s property market.

The third season of the show came out in November last year and received rave reviews from The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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And season two of Starstruck was also positively received - our own reviewer called it “The most charming show on television”.

Has Starstruck season 3 been confirmed?

Currently there has been no confirmation from BBC regarding a third season of the show.

But season two of the show was not confirmed until more than a month after the first season was released.

With the show being so successful for BBC Three - the first season has more than 5 million streams so far - and with Matafeo’s mind seemingly being changed on a three-season run, a season three announcement could come soon.

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Where can I watch Starstruck season 2?

The final episode of season two will air at 10pm on BBC Three on 14 March.

This episode, along with all of season one and two, are available to stream on BBC iPlayer now.

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