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Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps viewers to choose outcome of series

Picture shows (l-r): Kathryn Drysdale as Louise Brooks, Ralf Little as Jonny Keogh, Sheridan Smith as Janet Smith, Will Mellor as Gaz Wilkinson, Natalie Casey as Donna Henshaw

BBC Three's longest running and most popular sitcom Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps is to let the audience decide the outcome of series eight by voting for the ending they would most like to see.

Viewers will get the chance to decide the outcome of a love triangle between Gaz, Janet and Donna and the chosen ending will be aired on BBC Three on 10 May 2009.

This exciting proposition is a first for UK comedy and reinforces BBC Three's commitment of being a truly innovative channel.

BBC Three Controller, Danny Cohen, said: "We want to make sure we keep innovating when it comes to schedule favourites as well as new programmes on BBC Three. The last series of Two Pints included a live episode. For this series we're going to use interactivity to put viewers in charge of the plot."

Viewers will be invited to register their vote via the Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps website at the end of the penultimate episode.

Two endings will be filmed and the storyline with the highest amount of votes will be aired as the finale to series eight. The alternative ending will be available to view online.

This is not the first time the sitcom has pushed the boundaries. In January 2008 BBC Three screened a one-off special live edition which attracted an audience of 895,000 people

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