Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Miranda to switch over to BBC One

Miranda Hart's sitcom is set to move channels

Miranda Hart's award-winning comedy show Miranda is to move to BBC One when it returns for a third series.

The hit programme - which landed a hat trick of prizes at last month's British Comedy Awards - has previously aired on BBC Two, and station bosses are capitalising with the channel switch.

The sitcom, which stars the 38-year-old comic, follows the path of other shows which have been bumped up after building an audience on BBC Two in recent years including QI, Who Do You Think You Are? and The Apprentice.

George Entwistle, the acting director of BBC Vision, said: "Miranda's been a tremendous hit with audiences on BBC Two and I'm very glad she's let us persuade her to move to BBC One, where we believe we can build an even bigger following for her multi award-winning show."

Miranda said: "I am very grateful to BBC Two for supporting and nurturing me, and trusting my vision for the show.

"Two will always feel like home. Now I feel like I am renting a swish apartment that I hope I don't look out of place in or break all the furniture."

The star was named best comedy actress at the comedy awards, screened by Channel 4 last month, while the show landed best new British TV comedy and the people's choice award, voted by viewers.

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