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Everyone fell in love with Rob Delaney talking about Carrie Fisher and Catastrophe on Ellen

“We were just so lucky to have her”

THIS SIDE OF the Atlantic, we’ve already laughed and cried at the excellent third season of Catastrophe when it aired on Channel 4 over the last couple of months.

Americans are about to get in on the act as well because the new series is set to drop on Amazon Prime – so Rob Delaney is doing all the big talk shows.

And on Tuesday he popped up on Ellen

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He was in fine form as well.

The first half of the interview mostly dealt with parenting – and how his kids are picking up a weird accent thanks to living in London:

“My six-year-old moved there at age three, so he’s trying to hang on to his American accent because he was already an established speaker when he got there. The British girls think that’s cute – he talks like a cowboy, you know, while the other ones talk like chimney sweeps”

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He went on to describe the difficult character acting he pulls off on Catastrophe:

“I’m American. And in the show I’m also American so I don’t have to act.”

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And then explains the basic plot to the Ellen viewers who haven’t come across it yet:

“I go to London on business and I meet an Irish schoolteacher – played by Sharon Horgan, who also writes the show with me – and we have a little one week stand and she falls pregnant somehow.”

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Ellen wrapped up the interview by talking about the late Carrie Fisher, and Rob spoke about what it was like to have her feature:

“She was amazing. It was unbelievable that we got to have her in the show. In the first season we kind of sat at her feet and were like ‘whatever you want to do – we can’t believe you’re here!”

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“By season three we were friends and she was amazing. She becomes a progressively larger part of the show because we fell more in love with her and less terrified to, you know, to say anything stupid or unfunny around her… we were just so lucky to have her”

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People were delighted to see him on

A massive audience like that could definitely boost the Catastrophe fanbase

They won’t be disappointed.

Catastrophe hitting the big time once again

While he was there, he played a quick, surreal game with Ellen and then flew over to appear on Jimmy Kimmel that night:

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Busy man.

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