PREVIEW: Starstruck, BBC Three
A brand new six-part romcom created, written by and starring Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning comedian, writer and actor Rose Matafeo.
Starstruck follows Jessie (Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead-end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous film star, Tom (Nikesh Patel).
A drunken New Year's eve hook-up becomes far more complicated for Jessie and Tom when she discovers her one night stand is actually an international film star. What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realise they can't keep away from each other.
Jessie is working multiple jobs to afford her overpriced flat she shares with her best friend, Kate (Emma Sidi) and her world couldn't be further from Tom's. Despite her doubts and his fame, their connection brings them together as they try to navigate a possible relationship under less than ordinary circumstances.
Three months after Jessie fled Tom’s flat, a chance encounter clears the air. As they enjoy their long-awaited second date, Tom can’t help but listen to outside warnings about their possible romance.
Kate and Jessie’s murder mystery party is interrupted by the arrival of Tom, who is in need of help. Jessie struggles to juggle her multiple love interests.
Kate receives an invitation to Tom’s premiere and forces a reluctant Jessie to tag along. Tom and Jessie get interrupted by an unexpected visitor.
Reeling from their fight, both Tom and Jessie struggle at work. Jessie reconsiders if London is the place for her.
A farewell Christmas dinner for Jessie is interrupted by Tom, but any hopes of reconciliation are thrown off course by an encounter with a weed brownie.
All episodes are available on BBC Three on BBC iPlayer.