He continues: "With Sex Education this season you see a lot of them make mistakes, have fallouts and arguments, make decisions that aren’t the kindest for everyone around them, and then they grow from that.
"Hopefully when you watch Sex Education you can see other people be hot messes and you feel less guilty about being a hot mess in your own life."
Ncuti adds: "I hope that when people turn on Sex Education they feel like they’re looking at their friends so that’s what I hope people will take away from it. Don’t worry, it’s alright, we’re all a mess!"
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Meanwhile Aimee remarks that after a challenging 2020 when many have been literally isolated due to the pandemic, the show is a way to feel less alone.
"I think especially after the time that we’ve had, people have felt quite lonely and it’s been really challenging," she says.
"I think Sex Education is all about an authentic connection so I think that’s why, when you watch it, you do feel connected and I think that’s lovely. I think it really addresses shame and what shame can do and that’s such an important thing to dissect. Season three, people are really going to learn about that, hopefully."
For Ncuti's character Eric, a fan favourite who encouraged detty pigs everywhere to wash their hands, season three sees him in the early days of a new relationship with Adam Groff, the former headmaster's son. The same person who grappled with his own sexuality and bullied Eric in the first two series.
"Lest we forget!" Ncuti laughs. "In season three it’s really interesting to see them in a relationship together because I think it’s a shift in dynamic.
"Thus far the pace of the relationship’s been so dictated by Adam’s growth and I think Eric has had to be very patient, so by the time we see them in season three, he’s slightly impatient and is wanting to progress and fast forward this track of self-acceptance.
He adds: "I think they see each other in a way that not many other pupils at Moordale do – they really understand each other and yet really don’t so it’s a constant push and pull."
Season three also sees Eric travel to Nigeria for a family wedding, a country where homosexuality is illegal, which Ncuti describes as "a beautifully complex storyline" that show creator Laurie Nunn wrote.
"Eric has a moment in Nigeria, a country where it’s illegal for him to express himself fully, where he feels the most seen he ever has and the most understanding of all the intersections that he represents that he’s ever felt and then he goes back to Moordale with his newfound knowledge of self and continues his relationship with Adam."
In season two Aimee's character, also named Aimee, is sexually assaulted whilst riding the bus to school and in the aftermath can't bring herself to catch it. But after hearing her story, Aimee's fellow gal pals meet her at the bus stop to help her overcome her fear.
Whilst season three focuses on Aimee's healing process through therapy with Jean, baking vagina cupcakes and a cute little goat, that season two scene still resonates with Aimee the actor.
"I get so emotional when I talk about it still, I think it must be muscle memory or something but I always get really teary," she admits.
She adds: "On the day that we filmed the bus scene it felt special and it was kind of the last scene that a lot of us filmed so it was the most emotional goodbye to season two.
"I hoped that it would have as much of an impact as we thought it would when we were filming it and then it really did. I just feel really honoured and moved that I’m a part of it."
Sex Education season three is now available on Netflix