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Derry Girls star Siobhán McSweeney to front new More4 show

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Photo credit: NurPhoto - Getty Images
Photo credit: NurPhoto - Getty Images

Derry Girls star Siobhán McSweeney has landed herself a new presenting role for Channel 4 spin-off More4.

The actress and comedian, who plays Sister Michael, had never actually been to Northern Ireland before filming for the sitcom kicked off. Now she will explore the country across a four-part series called Exploring Northern Ireland with Siobhán McSweeney.

McSweeney will be learning about the landscapes and meeting the locals of places like Strangford Lough, the Mourne Mountains, the Causeway Coast, the Fermanagh Lakelands, and the Sperrins.

Photo credit: NurPhoto - Getty Images
Photo credit: NurPhoto - Getty Images

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"If the last year has taught me anything it's that life's too short to sit indoors," the star said. "As a keen walker, I'll be lacing up my walking boots to spend some much-needed time hiking, kayaking and wild camping in this wonderful corner of the world."

Jannine Waddell, the managing director of production company Waddell Media, added: "Viewers are in for a real treat as Siobhán immerses herself well and truly into Northern Ireland's great outdoors.

"She's not afraid to try her hand at some weird and wacky activities as she travels across Ulster on her electric bike, giving us a unique insight into the people she meets on her journey as well as taking in the stunning scenery on offer."

Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jeff Spicer - Getty Images

Related: Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan teases "phenomenal" series 3 scripts

It's not the first presenting job for the actress, as she took over as host of The Great Pottery Throw Down for Channel 4 earlier this year.

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