BBC Three sitcom Josh returning for third series

Josh returning for more humiliation!

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Josh Widdicombe‘s BBC Three sitcom Josh (which also airs on BBC One), has been recommissioned for a third series of six episodes, ahead of the final episode of Series 2 tonight (4th Nov).

Written by Josh Widdicombe, Tom Craine with Henry Paker, the quirky comedy follows the highs and lows of the eponymous Josh, an anxious old man trapped in an anxious young man’s body.

Directed by David Schneider (I’m Alan Partridge, The Day Today), Josh will once again be joined by the regular ensemble cast: his hopelessly selfish flatmates, Owen (Elis James) and Kate (Beattie Edmondson), plus the world’s most annoying landlord, Geoff (Jack Dee).

Josh Widdicombe says: “I am delighted that the BBC has given me another opportunity to humiliate myself for six 30-minute episodes. We absolutely loved every moment of creating the second series and are so proud that so many people enjoyed it. My only hope for series three is the British public gets to enjoy Elis James’s wonderful torso again.”

Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning, says: “Josh’s star keeps rising and this series has proven hugely popular with the audience on both BBC Three and BBC One, with its terrific core ensemble and very inventive writing. Long may his misfortunes continue to give us all enormous pleasure. We’re laughing with him, right?”

The second series of Josh concludes tonight on BBC One, 11.25pm. The third series produced by BBC Studios will air in 2017.