06/11/2012 10:15 GMT | Updated 06/01/2013 05:12 GMT

'Strictly' Star Colin Salmon Back On The Box In New BBC3 Comedy 'Some Girls'

Colin Salmon fans, distraught at watching him waltz off on Sunday evening after being given the boot on 'Strictly Come Dancing', have only had to wait two days to see him in action again.

The James Bond star plays the patriarch Rob in new BBC3 comedy 'Some Girls' which kicks off tonight, doing his best to keep a check on his daughter Viva (Adelayo Adedayo) and her school chums Holli, Saz and Amber.

"It's like a busman's holiday," says Salmon, who has four children himself. "They're exhausting, but it's fun."

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Colin Salmon with his on-screen family in BBC3's new sitcom 'Some Girls'

Because it's four girls together at school, living on the same estate, navigating the trials of boys, gangs and... arguably most importantly, football, the show is bound to draw comparisons with that other great rite-of-passage tale 'The Inbetweeners', something the girls are quick to shrug off.

"Similar structure, but we're pretty different," says Adedayo. "But we really look out for each other..." she smiles, "it's the rest of the world that's the problem."

This includes Viva's tortuous PE teacher, Anna (Dolly Wells), who also happens to be her stepmother, married to Rob. This is a major plotline that causes Viva enormous angst, but which also means - phew! - that Salmon's many fans might just get to see him in seductive form, even if it's not on the dance floor.

Some Girls starts tonight at 10pm on BBC3. Watch the trailer below...