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The Windsors return to Channel 4 C4

Christmas 2016 is going to be a right royal treat. Channel 4 have just ordered two more episodes of its hit satire The Windsors for some very special festive-themed episodes this December.

William, Kate and Harry lookalikes will come together with the rest of the gang for the family's annual festive celebrations at Sandringham before a second run of six episodes commissioned for Channel 4 will air in 2017. Splendid news, we say.

The comedy soap opera – written by co-creators of Star Stories, Bert Tyler-Moore and George Jeffrie – will satirise the royal family's seasonal celebrations. We're expecting reindeer hats on the corgis and all sorts of festive fabulousness.

Some hints as to how the episodes will go include a 'battle for Christmas' between Kate and Camilla, while Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie vie for a Christmas number one with their single Daddy Come Home For Christmas. Rightio...

Elsewhere, Prince William is visited by the ghost of Christmas past for reasons that will be revealed, while Pippa's flirtatious relationship with Prince Harry could come to a halt due to the arrival of a certain billionaire hedge funder with amnesia. We'll also find out whether Prince Charles, played by Harry Enfield, will hold it together for his first ever Christmas speech to the nation. Scary stuff.

The Windsors proved to be a huge success when it launched on Channel 4 in 2012 as 2.2 million viewers tuned in to watched the comedy series launch.

Commenting on the return of the show, commissioners of the comedy Phil Clarke and Nerys Evans of Channel 4 said: "We're thrilled to be spending Christmas with The Windsors and can't wait to see if they'll be indulging in an abundance of eggnog and playing Trivial Pursuit like the rest of us," Radio Times reports.

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