The boys are back and this time there is a baby on board. John Byrne chats to the cast of The Young Offenders about life in lockdown, working with babies and what antics we can expect in series three of the hit comedy show. 

With a prime TV slot, Friday nights at 9:35pm on RTÉ One, the third series of The Young Offenders is set to bring a lot of laughs and mischievousness to your weekend. 

Since we last saw Conor (Alex Murphy) and Jock (Chris Walley) the lads have expanded their gang with the arrival of baby Star. 

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Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment Murphy said the arrival of Star has "thrown a spanner in the works" and that Conor has to "battle for his friendship with Jock".

"When your best friend has a child you lose a bit of the attention you are used to."

While you might think that having a baby would bring out a more responsible side to Jock, Walley assures that the Cork boys will still be getting up to their usual antics. 

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"The baby brings a lot more adventure because the lads are not going to stop what they are doing, now there is just a baby coming with them.

"I think he is trying to grow up, but it is easier said than done."

And as for the romance between mammy/granny Mairead and Sergent Healy actress Hilary Rose explained that there are plenty of "moments" between the pair. "We are looking at the relationship again, it's a will they won't they situation. 

Series 3 of The Young Offenders kicks-off on RTÉ One and the RTÉ Player this Friday, July 24 at 9:35pm