Derry Girls stars Siobhan McSweeney and Kathy Kiera Clarke have said that the popularity of the show doesn't register with them.

The actors, who play Sister Michael and Aunt Sarah respectively, have watched the show but don't take any notice to the huge fan base surrounding the cult favourite.

Speaking to RSVP Live, Siobhan said: "It's very hard to think of the show [like that], I don't know what the reaction is. Is it that popular?"

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"I'm not on social media," said Kathy. "I'm not big into watching anything over and over again. We did watch most episodes of the last season together, for one reason or another, but I've never watched them again.

"So while I'm aware of the place it has taken in people's lives, it doesn't mean anything to us. It doesn't register."

Surprisingly, the pair have said that they don't often get recognised from the show.

"We did have a couple recognise us in Paris last year, while having our dinner," said Kathy.

"It depends on the time of year for me," said Siobhan. "So when the start of the year happens, Great Pottery Throwdown is on so then people tend to notice me a bit more. In London, people wouldn't come up to you as much."

The pair have reunited on Virgin Media's The Shared Table - they shared what the best meal they have ever had is.

"My death row meal would be a meal that I had when I was small and it was very simple," said Siobhan. "It's fresh mackerel, fried either in flour or oats or something so it's nice and crispy, fresh soda bread with loads of butter and a big cup of tea."

"I remember my daddy when we were very small, going fishing in Donegal and bringing back rainbow trout," said Kathy. "Every time I see rainbow trout in the shop, I remember eating rainbow trout in Killybegs on our summer holiday."

You can watch Siobhan McSweeney and Kathy Kiera Clarke on The Shared Table on the Virgin Media Player and watch the second episode, starring TV Chef Matt Tebbutt and presenter and writer/podcaster, Anna Richardson, on Virgin Media 2 on Monday at 10pm.

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