Greg Davies returns to the small screen as the beloved UK crime scene cleaner, Paul ‘Wicky’ Wickstead, ready to tackle a myriad of challenging cleaning assignments in the upcoming third season of The Cleaner.

Armed with his reliable arsenal of cleaning tools, Wicky dives into the aftermath of six new crimes, grappling with more peculiar characters along the way. The forthcoming series will showcase Wicky’s cleanup operation at a Northern Ireland lighthouse, his encounter with a heavily pregnant woman, and a reunion with a long-lost friend. While Ruth Edwards (Zita Sattar) makes a comeback for another series, Wicky finds himself grappling with some discomfort due to his new domestic situation.

Greg Davies says: “I’m as pleased as can be to have Wicky mop up more gore during his next existential crisis. The Cleaner is such a pleasure to make and I can’t wait to welcome a new gang of guest characters to his bloody work place.”

Vivien Muller-Rommel, executive producer, says: “We are absolutely delighted to be back for a third instalment of Wicky mopping up after some larger-than-life characters. Thank you BBC and UK audiences for trusting us with another round of spills, thrills, and the occasional rogue body part.”

Jon Petrie, BBC Director of Comedy says: “The Cleaner was one of the most watched comedy shows in the UK last year, and it’s no surprise as Greg Davies is British comedy royalty and he has poured all his talent into Wicky and the series of extraordinary situations he finds himself in. Series three promises to bring more weird and wonderful characters onto our screens.”

The second series of The Cleaner secured its place in the top ten most-viewed scripted comedies in the UK, boasting an average audience of 2.9 million.

Featuring some of the finest comedy and acting talents in the UK, previous series have garnered acclaim. The full cast for the upcoming series will be revealed in due course.

The Cleaner, a SHUK (Studio Hamburg UK) production for BBC One and BBC iPlayer, is produced by Sam Ward, with Vivien Muller-Rommel as the executive producer. The series is based on the award-winning German comedy series Der Tatortreiniger created by Mizzi Meyer.

BBC Studios will handle global distribution, excluding German-language markets. Further broadcast details will be confirmed in due course.