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Schitt's Creek star obsessed with Irn Bru after Martin Compston brings it on set


Schitt’s Creek star Emily Hampshire has raved about her love for Irn Bru after she was introduced to the fizzy drink by co-star Martin Compston.

The Canadian actress, who plays Stevie in the hit comedy, has been singing the praises of Line of Duty’s Compston while the pair filmed scenes in Edinburgh for a new production called ‘The Rig’ for Amazon Prime.



Emily is in Edinburgh filming for The Rig

The Rig will be a six-part thriller and is being directed by John Strickland, the man behind the production of popular shows Line of Duty and Bodyguard.



Emily tried the fizzy juice and was impressed.

Emily shared a clip where she can be seen clutching one of IRN-BRU’s new football cans, emblazoned with the slogan ‘boogie’ for the Euros.
She said: “Okay, so Martin Compston has been talking about this – the Irn Bru! And he got me to try it. And, um… I get it. You guys are doing it right. I get it!”

She continued: “I heart you and your Irn bru” and tagged the actor.

The Greenock-born actor, 37, re-shared Emily’s video and wrote: “One of us now pal.”

Their exchange was quickly picked up by the official Irn Bru account, which responded with the cheeky comment: “Oh Schitt!”

Compston has been spotted in various places around the city with his The Rig cast.

The Greenock-born star enjoyed a boozy birthday celebration with them at the Rose Street Garden.



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The Rig’ series will follow a group of workers on an oil rig who head back to the mainland before a “mysterious” force takes hold.



Emily is in Edinburgh filming for The Rig

The series is currently being filmed on a a real life oil rig but many of the scenes are being shot at the former power plant at the Port of Leith.

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