The best BBC Three shows to watch as online channel returns to TV with a bang next month

AFTER a six-year hiatus, BBC Three will be making its eagerly awaited return next month – and there are some huge shows heading its way.

In a bid to attract younger audiences, the hugely popular channel moved online in 2016 – despite much resistance from TV fans.

However, after the undeniable success of shows such as Normal People, This Country and Drag Race UK, the broadcaster has decided to bring it back.

The BBC said this was to "make sure its programmes reach as many young people as possible wherever they live in the UK."

Just like its previous stint, it will run programmes from 7pm each night, with a mix of comedy, entertainment, documentaries, sport and more.

There’s a lot to live up to, with the channel having previously acted as the birthplace of huge hitters such as Gavin and Stacey, The Mighty Boosh, Bad Education, Torchwood and Being Human.

Here, The Sun takes a look at everything you need to be looking out for.

Drag Race UK versus The World

It’s no surprise BBC Three will be kicking things off in style by airing the first episode of the upcoming season on its debut night.

RuPaul will once again be joined by Drag Race UK panellists Graham Norton, Alan Carr and Michelle Visage.

Things will be ramped up even further than usual, where one of the world’s favourite queens in Drag Race her-story will win the title of ultimate Drag Race Superstar.

Conversations With Friends

The second of Sally Rooney’s books to be adapted after the huge success of Normal People.

The series follows Dublin university students Frances and Bobbi – best friends and former lovers – who perform poetry together. 

Their tight-knit dynamic is threatened by the bond they forge with an older married couple, journalist Melissa and actor Nick.


Starstruck will soon be back for a second season, to help inject some laughter and warmth into those dark wintery days.

The story follows twenty-something Jessiewho, after a New Years’ Eve one-night stand, discovers that she slept with a famous movie star, Tom.

After navigating their way through a will they or won’t they style saga last time around, the first teasers of season two appear to show the pair in domestic bliss.

Killing Eve

Eve and Villanelle’s relationship will remain at the heart of whatever comes next.

However, we’re still yet none-the-wiser as to exactly what happened after that romantic exchange on the bridge.

Judging from teasers so far, the pair won’t stay apart for long – but will they both make it out of the story alive?

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I Like The Way U Move

I Like The Way U Move was quickly renewed for a second season

The Jamie Laing and KK Harris fronted dating show was quickly renewed for a second season after landing online late last year.

The sizzling concept sees professional dancers team up with rookies as they compete to find the perfect partner on and off the floor as they look to win the ultimate prize to Ibiza to dance the night away together.

BBC Three returns to air at 7pm on Tuesday, February 1.

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