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‘Happy Valley’ Star Sarah Lancashire Hasn’t Quit The Third Series Because There Is No Third Series To Quit, According To Co-Star Siobhan Finneran

'People said she’s quit, well you can’t quit a job you haven’t got.'

23/03/2016 13:55 GMT | Updated 24/03/2016 09:14 GMT

Just days after Sarah Lancashire was reported as saying she wouldn’t be returning for a third series of ‘Happy Valley’, there appears to be a tiny glimmer of hope.

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Siobhan Finneran, who plays the sister of Sarah’s character in the hit BBC drama, has pointed out that Sarah couldn’t have quit the third series because, well, there isn't a third series to quit.

Speaking on Wednesday’s ‘This Morning’, Siobhan explained that the cast would love to return for a third series, if it should ever become a reality.

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“As far as I’m concerned if [writer] Sally (Wainwright) wants to write another series I think everybody would be up for doing it,” she explained.

“But I don’t know if there’s going to be a series three.”

Siobhan then insisted that her co-star hadn’t ruled herself out of reprising her role as policewoman Catherine Cawood.

“I’d be up for doing it and Sarah never said she wouldn’t do any more – but you can’t say you’ll do something if you haven’t been contracted to do it,” she said.

“People said she’s quit, well you can’t quit a job you haven’t got.

"We don’t know if there’s going to be a series 3 – and Sally’s so busy writing other brilliant things, so we’ll see.”

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Earlier this week, the Sarah said she felt a third series would ‘dilute’ the stories told in the first two, which had up to 7 million of us tuning in.

“It’s the end of the story for Happy Valley,” she said.

“I wouldn’t want it to go to a third series, I really wouldn’t - then it becomes something else.

“We set out to tell a story and we told it.”

She added: “The temptation is you see something that is great and you think, ‘This can run and run and run’, but then it becomes a homogenised, diluted thing.”

The 'Happy Valley' Series 1 and 2 DVD box set and series 2 DVD are released on Monday.

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