Steve Carell has revealed that he would be game for shooting a third instalment of the hilarious Anchorman franchise in Ireland as he and the cast members were "so embraced" when they were in Dublin.

Carell along with his Anchorman co-stars Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner met hoards of Irish fans back in 2013 when they were over for the Irish premiere of the comedy sequel.

Steve Carell at the Irish premiere of Anchorman 2 in Dublin in 2013

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment in London at the premiere of his new film Despicable Me 3, Carell agreed that the Anchorman actors have a special affinity with Ireland, especially John C Reilly who said in March that he has applied for Irish citizenship.

Carell said he would be tempted to shoot a further instalment of the comedy franchise in Ireland.

"After my experience in Dublin at the premiere, yes, I could see that happening", Carell said.

"I could see us shooting Anchorman in Ireland. We were so embraced when we were there for the premiere.

"[It was] an unforgettable day."

The Anchorman cast with Brian Dobson on The Late Late Show

Carell's Despicable Me 3 co-star Kristen Wiig interjected, "We would get no work done", joking that she would angle her way into the film.

"It would be fine to get no work done. I loved it", Carell added.

Watch Sinead Brennan's full interview with Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig for Despicable Me 3 below. 

Despicable Me 3 hits cinemas on June 30.