Starstruck — cast announced for new BBC Three comedy

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Brand new six-part romcom Starstruck, created, written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Rose Matafeo (Baby Done, Taskmaster) is set to air later this year

Starstruck follows Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous film star Tom (Nikesh Patel).

Co-written by Rose Matafeo and Alice Snedden, the cast includes actor Nikesh Patel (Four Weddings And A Funeral, Man Like Mobeen) as leading man and love interest. While comedian, actor, and writer Emma Sidi (Pls Like, Stath Lets Flats), Sindhu Vee (Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week) will take on roles. Special guest star Minnie Driver (Modern LoveGood Will Hunting) will feature alongside the wider cast including Al Roberts (Stath Lets Flats), Jon Pointing (Plebs), Joe Barnes (The Now Show), Nic Sampson (Baby Done), Lola Rose Maxwell (Rude Tube), Abraham Popoola (The Great), and Ambreen Razia (This Way Up).

As well as being broadcast on BBC Three and BBC One in the UK, HBO Max will be the broadcast partner for the series in the USA, while the show has also been picked up by ABC to air in Australia, and TVNZ in New Zealand. You can read more in the BBC announcement.