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Citizen Khan to return for third series on BBC One

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Citizen Khan is to return for a third series.

Charlotte Moore - Controller of BBC One - made the announcement this morning (December 2) at a BAFTA session.

Riaz (NISH NATHWANI), Mr Khan (ADIL RAY), Dave (MATTHEW COTTLE), Omar (FELIX DEXTER)

© BBC Pictures / Jay Brooks

Felix Dexter (right) with 'Citizen Khan' co-stars



Starring Adil Ray as lead character Mr Khan, Citizen Khan first aired in August 2012, with a second series transmitting on BBC One in October and November of this year.

A Christmas special has also been scheduled for later this month, with the third series now expected to follow in 2014.

Citizen Khan: Alia (BAVNA LIMBACHIA), Mr Khan (ADIL RAY), Shazia (MAYA SONDHI), Mrs Khan (SHOBU KAPOOR)

© BBC / Jack Barnes



Moore also addressed the "controversy" surrounding Citizen Khan - with the show having been criticised in some quarters for its depiction of South Asian culture.

"We're not scared of being edgy and provocative in comedy," she said. "Comedy is meant to take us into those areas."

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Watch a clip from Citizen Khan below:

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