Miranda promoted to BBC One

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 February 2011
Miranda Hart

Miranda Hart

BBC Two's hit comedy series 'Miranda' will be promoted to a BBC One slot in time for the upcoming third series

'Miranda' has been promoted to BBC One for its upcoming third series.

The award-winning sitcom - which has aired on BBC Two since its launch in 2009 - will switch channels when the next series begins, which writer and star Miranda Hart explained feels like "renting a swish apartment".

She said: "I am very grateful to BBC Two for supporting and nurturing me, and trusting my vision for the show. 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, George Entwistle, the BBC's acting director of vision, admitted channel bosses had to "persuade" Miranda - whose work originally appeared on Radio 2 - to move to BBC One in the hope of building even bigger audiences.

He explained "'Miranda' has 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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