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Watch: TOWIE's Gemma Collins shares funny Derry Girls compilation video

Reality TV star Gemma Collins has shared a funny video on Twitter of an edited compilation showing her and the hit series Derry Girls.

The six second clip has had over 45 thousand views and sees The Only Way Is Essex star utter the word 'girls' in her distinctive accent - prefixed with the show's characters saying 'Derry'.

Gemma tweeted the funny clip to her 1.32 million followers, writing: "I just love this compilation of #DerryGirls and me."

The tweet was also shared by Derry Girls writer and creator Lisa McGee.

The Channel 4 series has been a huge hit with UK audiences following its premiere earlier this month.

The 90s-based sitcom follows the lives of four teenage girls Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan) - and "wee English fella" James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn) - in Derry during the Troubles.

The series also stars Ian McElhinney as Granda Joe, Tommy Tiernan as Da Gerry and Tara Lynne O’Neill as Ma Mary.

Gemma Collins (Ian West/PA)

The first episode of Derry Girls gave Channel 4 its biggest comedy series launch in almost five years, with 2.5 million viewers.

The broadcaster immediately announced it had commissioned a second series.

Meanwhile, former Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle has hinted she could be set to make an appearance in the new episodes.

The ultimate Derry girl said she was in talks with Lisa McGee.

She told the Irish Daily Star: "Yes I’m going to speak to the writer about that.

“I’m going to call Lisa today actually, we’re sorting something out for the next series.”

She added: “It’s based on the same school I went to, the same Catholic school, so we have loads of similar experiences."

Derry Girls airs on Channel 4 on Thursday at 10pm.

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