Derry Girls star pens emotional goodbye as filming wraps

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Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images

Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan has paid tribute to the sitcom after wrapping its third and final season this week.

Known to fans as character Clare Devlin, she uploaded an Instagram photo of herself alongside Orla McCool as Louise Harland, captioned: "Goodbye Derry Girls, it's been quite a ride."

Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dave J Hogan - Getty Images

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Equally emotional, her fanbase made their feelings known in the comment section, with several responses reading: "Truly madly deeply iconic", "Stunnnning, all of it, stunning", "Never want this show to end" and "Noooo will break my heart knowing [I've] watched the very last one."

Back in September, Derry Girls creator and writer Lisa McGee confirmed together with Channel 4 that the cult favourite show was coming to an end.

"It was always the plan to say goodbye after three series. Derry Girls is a coming-of-age story; following five ridiculous teenagers as they slowly... very slowly... start to become adults, while around them the place they call home starts to change too and Northern Ireland enters a new more hopeful phase – which was a small, magical window of time," read a statement obtained by Digital Spy.

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"Derry Girls is a love letter to the place I come from and the people who shaped me. It has been an honour to write it and I will be forever proud of everything it's achieved. I'd like to thank the people of Derry and Northern Ireland for getting behind us.

"Thanks also to the team behind the series, the incredible Hat Trick Productions and a special thanks to Channel 4 – the channel I grew up watching; the channel that made me want to write comedy and the only channel that could have made our show."

Derry Girls airs on Channel 4. Series 1-2 are also available on Netflix.

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