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bbc three not dead

BBC Three has ceased to exist as a broadcast channel, and has moved to its new home online. But it's keen to make clear that it's not dead.

The channel spent all day yesterday correcting people on Twitter who claimed it had passed on to the great TV schedule in the sky.

The messages started simply proclaiming "We are not dead" and then became more motivational. Other examples include "It's going to be ok", "Calm down" and "Take a deep breath".

James Corden was on hand on BBC Three's final night to bid farewell, thanking the channel for taking a chance on 'Gavin & Stacey'.

"BBC Three has been a huge part of my life and career," he said from his 'Late Late Show' studio in Los Angeles.

"It took a chance on me and Ruth Jones and this little show that we wrote. For that chance, I and so many other writers and directors will always be grateful.

"I wish BBC Three all the best of luck with your big move online. I can't wait to see what you'll be showing in the future."

To watch BBC Three, head to the BBC's Daily Drop page, where you can see what's new every day.

bbc three daily drop

According to the BBC, all long form programmes that start on BBC Three will eventually be broadcast on BBC One or BBC Two. Though there's no telling how long that might take.

In the pipeline for 2016 are 'Doctor Who' spinoff 'Class', university-based drama 'Clique', a drama about honour killings in modern Britain called 'Murdered By My Father', and lighter fare in the form of 'Stupid Man, Smart Phone', which sees Russell Kane and a celebrity co-star stranded somewhere in the world armed with only their wits and a mobile phone.

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