BBC's hit comedy Miranda to move to BBC One for a new, third series

Miranda Hart

Miranda Hart's self-titled and written comedy Miranda will make the jump from BBC Two to BBC One when it returns to the broadcaster for a third series later this year, it has been confirmed. The move comes after the show saw great ratings of more than 4 million on BBC Two, as well as winning a number of comedy and telly awards.

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

Meanwhile Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One, said: "Miranda has become one of the great comedy stars of her generation. I'm a big fan and know that she will be much loved by BBC One audiences."

The show has already won Best New Comedy at the British Comedy Awards last month, and Miranda herself is now nominated for a Bafta for Female performance in a comedy role.

Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy at the BBC, said of the move: "More Miranda? That news puts an enormous smile on my face. From its life on radio and all the way through to BBC One – that's a great story."

Refusing to confirm the air date for the new series of the sitcom, George Entwistle, Acting Director 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.

"BBC Two has done an exceptional job of supporting and nurturing Miranda over a number of years and I'm certain she'll be equally well looked after at BBC One."

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