The cast of Derry Girls have laughed off rumours that former American president Bill Clinton would be making a guest appearance in the highly-anticipated second series of the show.

After a "long day of doing press" stars of the hit show Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Jamie-Lee O'Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn, played a prank on journalists and led them to believe that Clinton had visited Derry.

However, they never expected their joke to be believed and were surprised when media outlets ran with the story.

Speaking to Ryan Tubridy on Friday's Late Late Show, 25-year-old Saoirse, who plays Erin on the show, recounted the hilarious story, saying: "We were bored. It was a long day of doing press.

"We told journalists that Bill Clinton came to Derry and was a massive fan of our sausage rolls - and they believed us!".

"We were clearly joking," Dublin actress Louisa added. Someone had to tell us that we had to stop saying it as people believed it," she said.

The cast did they that there are still plenty of real cameos in the show to keep viewers interested, including that of Father Ted star, Ardal O'Hanlon.

Jamie-Lee O'Donnell said it was "brilliant" working with O'Hanlon and said the 53-year-old star is "so lovely and a really nice guy on set." 

Derry Girls writer Lisa McGee recently teased "bigger and better" antics when the series returns next week.

"It is a bit more hopeful but the girls are still a disaster," McGee said about the show's return.

"Maybe the scale of what they are getting up to is a bit bigger, we have tried to push it a bit and add a bit more ambition about it this series.

"The antics are a bit bigger and better and we get out and about a bit more, we see a bit more of Northern Ireland and that sort of thing."

The eagerly-awaited second series of the hit Channel 4 comedy, which follows the lives of a group of teenagers growing up in Derry in the 1990s, is set to air on March 5.

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