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Nicola Coughlan has been compared to Melissa McCarthy and her reaction is just so wholesome

‘Holy God, thank you!’

SHORTLY BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Derry Girls made its way across the Atlantic and premiered on US Netflix.

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Derry, you were a delight. Till next time💚

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Suffice to say it went down an absolute storm in America, despite the fact many viewers felt compelled to resort to subtitles to keep up with the girls’ fast-paced dialogue.

Sure look, talk of ‘cream horns’ in strong Derry accents is naturally going to need a little clarifying.

And now, as the Channel 4 show is reaching an even bigger audience ahead of the launch of its second season, critics and reviewers are starting to draw parallels between its cast and some of the world’s best-loved comedic performers.

Take Nicola Coughlan, who plays the hilariously highly-strung Clare, for example.

In an article published by E News, the Galway actress was dubbed an ‘Irish Melissa McCarthy’ -  a comparison that seemed to genuinely make Nicola’s day.

There are plenty of laughs mixed in with some heartwarming moments as you fly – and you’ll for sure fly – through the series. Get ready to be obsessed with Nicola Coughlan, an Irish Melissa McCarthy in the making, because she steals the show as Clare.

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Sharing a screenshot of the piece on Twitter and Instagram, the 32-year-old wrote: “Holy God, thank you!”

I’m completely obsessed with Melissa, so this is the biggest compliment, unbelievable thank you so much!

And sure look, Nicola’s fans are as thrilled as she is.

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