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Scots Love Island star Iain Stirling's brand new sitcom 'Buffering' first look


Love Island ‘s Iain Stirling said his dreams have come true as the trailer for his brand new sitcom ‘Buffering’ has dropped on ITV2.

Iain from Edinburgh, co-wrote Buffering with Steve Bugeja and is extremely proud of the way it has turned out.

The six-parter focuses on the “daily challenges of millennial living” and will follow a 20-something children’s TV presenter called Iain (played by Iain himself) who is in a complicated relationship with a TV producer called Olivia (played by Elena Saurel), writes The Mirror.

Iain lives with flatmates called Rosie, Greg, Ashley and Thalia and Ashley’s former boyfriend Robbie.

In the clip, Iain’s housemates tease him about his fame, saying “I saw your Tinder profile. Isn’t there like a celebrity version to go on?”

He responds: “I’m not into that whole celebrity lifestyle”

“Is that because you were rejected?” they shoot back.



The trailer for Iain's new sitcom Buffering has been released
The trailer for Iain’s new sitcom Buffering has been released

As Iain looks confused, he says, “Well, it’s pending, actually. Steven Mulhern said he had to wait six months.”

His character is then seen spraying himself with cologne before a date, then sitting alone in a bar. He comments: “I’m loving this no-show stuff”.

As the trailer was released, Iain told his 264,000 fans on Twitter : “Real dream come true stuff. Buffering coming to ITV2 this Aug. It’s really good, I worked so hard and have had the best people work on it. So lucky to have the cast and crew we had.

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“And the biggest of shout outs to my co creator Steve, the real brains of the outfit (I’m the good looking one). Get it watched.”



Iain's character sits alone in a bar in his new sitcom Buffering
Iain’s character sits alone in a bar in his new sitcom Buffering


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The Scottish star has taken the saying “write what you know” to heart, as he started his career in comedy as a stand-up, then presented on CBBC with Hacker T Dog and starred in The Dog Ate My Homework.

In 2015, Iain became the narrator of Love Island. He’ll be back when the new series starts next week, alongside his wife Laura Whitmore.

Iain started dating Laura in 2017. She won a competition called Pick Me MTV to become the face of MTV News in 2008.



Iain and Laura married in Dublin late last year
Iain and Laura married in Dublin late last year

In 2019, Laura took over from the late Caroline Flack as the host of Love Island.

Iain and Laura married last year at Dublin City Hall, and Laura, 36, gave birth to their first child, a daughter called Stevie Re, in March this year. The couple have appeared together in the latest series of Celebrity Gogglebox on C4.

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