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WATCH: Laois actor set to star in Young Offenders Christmas special

One of the most popular Irish comedy’s in recent times is set to see a Laois man take a star role this Christmas.

Portlaoise’s Robert Sheehan is set to appear in the Christmas Special of the Young Offenders.

The show aired on BBC 3 on Friday night but not many Irish or Laois people will have seen that.

The Misfits and Love/Hate star makes a guest appearance in the show which details the lives of two Cork teenagers – Conor and Jock.

For those of you who don’t know, the Young Offenders is a spin off from a popular film about two lads who go a pursuit to find a bale of cocaine worth €7 million that has fallen off a sunken ship in Cork.

Conor and Jock steal two bikes and go on a road trip, hoping to find the missing bale, which they can sell and therefore escape their troubled home lives.

The film is hilarious and it resulted in a TV series that went down an absolute storm this year.

It is a coming-of-age drama about lovable rogues Conor and Jock as they navigate their awkward teenage years.

Hatching plans and adventures to help distract from their tough home lives and their inability to stay out of trouble at school.

The plot for the Christmas Special sees the residents of the estate where Conor (Alex Murphy), Jock (Chris Walley) and mam Mairead (Hilary Rose) live try to fight off an eviction from the council for over a month.

The situation has been getting national media coverage and everyone involved is on edge, including the police.

While all this is happening, Mairead has been sick for weeks and has to be taken to hospital, a place Conor and Jock hate.

Not knowing how to help, the lads ask Mairead if there’s anything they can get her. Mairead says she’s never seen a white Christmas, so the two friends set off on a chaotic adventure to try make her wish come true.

BBC One are airing the episode again on December 23 at 11.15pm but if you happen to miss it, RTÉ One have you sorted on Christmas Day where it will be at 10.35pm.

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