The Young Offenders went through some pretty dramatic lockdown hairstyles ahead of Series 3 10 months ago

The Young Offenders went through some pretty dramatic lockdown hairstyles ahead of Series 3

"It went the most disgusting piss yellow colour!"

You're very lucky, y'know?


Waaaaaaay back in 2019, in a time before lockdown, a decision was made to film Series 2 and Series 3 of The Young Offenders back-to-back.

If that crucial decision hadn't happened, you might've been sitting in your house tonight, bored out of your teeny tiny mind, twiddling your over-twiddled thumbs and having to make small talk with your loved ones. AGAIN.

Give me strength.

Thankfully though, creator Peter Foott and the gang behind one of Ireland's biggest smash hit TV shows filmed the two series together and now, as a result, we're all in for a treat as Series 3 of The Young Offenders kicks off on RTÉ One at 9.35pm and on BBC One at 9.30pm tonight, Friday 24 July.

Move over Tubs and Norton, there are some new Friday night primetime stars in town.

Ahead of the return of Billy Murphy, Ma Mairead, Sergeant Healy, Linda, Siobhan, Principal Walsh and Star the baby, The Big Reviewski caught up with the two bike-stealing best friends, Alex Murphy (Conor) and Chris Walley (Jock), to chat about everything.


And when we say everything, we mean EVERYTHING.

The two lads were in flying form as they showed off their truly stunning-looking lockdown hair (trust us, it has to be seen to be believed), picked their own personal favourite moment of Series 3 and chatted about special upcoming cameo appearances, the funniest person who cracks them up on set, Justin Timberlake tributes, their love of Normal People, their chain 'beef' with Paul Mescal, Oscar parties, Baby's Day Out, and the all-important question... are they up for The Young Offenders Series 4 AND a movie sequel.

Told you they covered everything. Well, a lot of stuff anyway.

So sit back, relax, make sure your bike is chained up, and enjoy Alex and Chris AKA The Young Offenders...


Here's a sneak peek at the very first look at The Young Offenders Series 3...

Clip via BBC Three

The Young Offenders Series 3 will air on RTÉ One at 9.35pm and on BBC One at 9.30pm on Friday 24 July.


For viewers in the north or in the UK, Series 3 will also be available to watch on the BBC iPlayer from Sunday 19 July.