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PSA: Sally Rooney's Normal People Is Returning This Friday

Grab your GAA shorts and a bottle of wine.

It airs this Friday night on RTÉ at 8pm. 

The TV adaption of Sally Rooney's bestselling novel has been the talk of lockdown for many a reason, with everyone from Kourtney Kardashian to Winona Ryder hooked on the will-they-won’t-they storyline. And, given the extraordinary response from viewers across the world, it won't come as a surprise to anyone that there's a lot of buzz around a possible season two of Normal People.

While there is no penned sequel to the book and sadly no second season in the works (yet) - there is one more episode. Yes, you read that correctly - Connell and Marianne are coming back to our TV screens. 

RTÉ will air a special episode of Normal People this Friday, June 26, to raise funds for Comic Relief.

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The special will air as part of the first RTÉ does Comic Relief night on the station where RTÉ brings together top Irish comedians and actors to raise money for charity. Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones will be joined by the likes of Dara O'Brien, Aisling Bea, Chris O'Dowd, the cast of Derry Girls, Saoirse Ronan and feature musical performances by Hozier, Soulé and many more as they raise vital funds for Ireland's charity sector.

The night will be hosted by Deirdre O'Kane, Nicky Byrne, Jennifer Zamparelli, and Eoghan McDermott and promises "a range of performances and contributions - and the occasional glitzy showbiz reunion".

Speaking on RTÉ Radio One yesterday, the founder of Comic Relief, director Richard Curtis, couldn't give too many details away about the Normal People special but promised that it would "be really beautiful" and feature a special guest star.

Mescal and Edgar-Jones will also be joined by Normal People director Lenny Abrahamson for a special segment on the Friday show.

"I can't imagine any context in which they would have allowed a sort of little extra special into the world of Normal People - and you guys have got two! I promise you, though, these are two very special bits," said Curtis.

RTÉ Does Comic Relief airs this Friday, June 26 on RTÉ One at 8pm.

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