This article contains spoilers about Derry Girls series 3, episode 1.
Derry Girls fans were left stunned as a Hollywood A-lister made a cameo appearance in the new series of the the hit Channel 4 sitcom.
On Tuesday night, the first episode of the third and final series saw Liam Neeson pop up as a police officer intent on finding out the truth behind a burglary at the school.
Main characters Clare, Erin, Orla, Michelle and James were brought in for questioning in a dimly-lit police interview room, before the Taken star appeared.
Liam’s cameo had not been announced prior to transmission, so it came as a huge surprise to viewers…
Derry Girls creator Lisa McGee tweeted after the episode that the crew had a code name for Liam on set which was “the big fella”, a secret which she admitted was arguably quite “easily cracked”.
She added: “What an honour to have him in our wee show. Our very own Northern Star.”
Lisa previously announced that the third series of Derry Girls – which follows a group of teenagers years against the backdrop of The Troubles in Northern Ireland – would be the last.
She added: “Who knows if Erin, Clare, Orla, Michelle and James will return in some other guise someday, but for now this is it for us and…