The hilarious British sitcom has scored a fresh face for series 2.

Who doesn’t love a good British sitcom?

Whether it’s The Inbetweeners, Peep Show or beyond, British comedy has long been something to truly treasure. The UK’s sense of humour is a distinct one, and to no surprise, it’s given birth to some of the funniest comics and TV shows across the decades. 

One of the latest to make a triumphant return to screens is the hilarious Stath Lets Flats. It first arrived back in June 2018 and was successful in raising consistent laughs every episode, thanks to the talented writers, performers and crew behind it. Definitely worth noting is that it was co-written by Friday Night Dinner‘s Robert Popper, who teamed with central star Jamie Demetriou to strike comedy gold.  

Back for another six episodes, fans have been treated to an even funnier series this time around, and it’s great to see some fresh familiar faces swing by too…

Stath Lets Flats: Harriet

It’s been great so far, but episode three – ‘An Completely New Girl’ – has probably been the best yet. 

Beginning with a side-splitting exchange between Stath and a hipster about the floor during a flat viewing, we know we’re gonna be in for some solid laughs – “they’re rich rich rich but dress like a charity”. 

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Just before the title card we – and Stath – are introduced to a charming young woman named Harriet who’s arrived to view one of the flats. Stumbling and bumbling, he gets out of the car and shows her around, doing his best to make hipster-orientated comments to little avail. 

As we expect from him, he immediately takes an interest in her, but as a potential connection begins to blossom, he finds it difficult to get on with the middle-class millennial’s mates. She’s a welcome new addition and brilliantly delivered by the talented Charlotte Ritchie, but what else has she been in?

 

Charlotte Ritchie: Previous roles

The 30-year-old actress is perhaps best known for her role on another fantastic Channel 4 sitcom. 

Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain’s Fresh Meat landed back in 2011, running for five years and carving out an admirable legacy in the realm of British comedy-dramas. Boasting the likes of Jack Whitehall, Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners) and Kimberley Nixon (Cranford), it had a stellar ensemble, perfectly elevated courtesy of Charlotte’s character Oregon. 

If you never gave Fresh Meat a watch, maybe you’ll recognise her as Nurse Barbara Gilbert in the acclaimed series Call the Midwife. She first appeared in the 2004 short The Open Doors, with her next role actually being uncredited (unnamed student) in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Other TV work includes Life of Riley (Emily Owen), Doctors (Becky Foley), Siblings (Hannah), Raised by Wolves (Ruby), Doctor Who (Lin), Ghosts (Alison), Dead Pixels (Alison) and more. 

It’s also worth noting she’s starred in a range of shorts, from 2016’s The Masterful Hermit to 2018’s Careful How You Go.   

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It was cool to see her drop in on Stath Lets Flats, and no doubt it made a lot of people miss Fresh Meat, but there’s plenty of her work to dive into. 

Also, be sure to head over to her Twitter at @Charitchie; she currently has 50.8k followers. According to Wikipedia, she actually completed her English and Drama degree at the University of Bristol during filming for Fresh Meat. We’ve seen her take on some really diverse roles since, and of course, we hope to see her in more in the near future. 

For now, enjoy the rest of Stath Lets Flats series 2!

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