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Outlander star Sam Heughan confirms filming plans are in place for season six

The Outlander star was appearing on This Morning

Francesca Shillcock

Fans of Outlander can rejoice as Sam Heughan has confirmed that season six will soon be upon us! The Scottish actor, who plays Jamie Fraser in the Amazon Prime show, was appearing on Tuesday's This Morning to chat to Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield about his new show Men in Kilts, when unsurprisingly the hugely popular historical drama came up in conversation.

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After confirming that production for season six of Outlander had to be halted, Sam explained: "We were supposed to be shooting right now, obviously things are still slightly up in the air but I'm hopeful that we're going to be back before we know it." The actor then added that the filming team are currently working out plans to resume filming. "They're putting plans in place, but people can still binge it, it's on Amazon here in the UK so you guys can watch that."

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Sam (right) as Jamie Fraser in Outlander

The news will no doubt please Outlander fans who were left with a dramatic finale at the end of series five. However, if fans want to get their Sam Heughan fix then they can look forward to his latest TV adventure, Men in Kilts. The 40-year-old actor spoke to the ITV presenters about the new show, in which he appears alongside fellow Outlander star Graham McTavish.

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On where the idea for the show came from, Sam told Holly and Phil: "I was talking with my good friend Graham McTavish and we were talking about doing a podcast, and it just grew into this TV show. We'd always been interest in Scotland and discovering more about the heritage and the culture of Scotland, the food and the drink and one thing led to another after a couple of whiskies and the show was created." The show will air in early 2021 on the Starz channel. We can't wait to watch!

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