Since it first aired in 2018, Sex Education has been one of Netflix's biggest hits - becoming one of the most talked-about shows on the platform.

And now one of its stars could be in line for a BAFTA award and his story to fame is utterly inspirational...

Sex Education became one of Netflix's unlikely smash hits.

The British comedy-drama, created by Laurie Nunn, took the world by storm when it hit our screens in 2018.

The show centers on Otis, the awkward, slightly nerdy son of a sex therapist.

Otis decides to go into business with Maeve (an edgy girl who he has a massive crush on) and give out sex advice to the teenagers at their school.

The show has attracted praise for being funny, heartfelt, and inclusive.

There’s no doubt that it has been a smash hit with viewers, with many eager to binge their way through the episodes.

Sex Education plays into the high school stereotypes we all know...

The troublemaker, the jock, the nerds, the outcasts… But it does a great job of subverting those clichés and making its characters three-dimensional.

While it may contain its fair share of student stereotypes...

The show tackles a range of hard-hitting and important issues including abortion, sexual assault, sexuality, and race.

Although there’s always been one thing that baffles viewers about the series…

And it's always been in the back of our minds while we've been watching.

Many have described the show as a "bizarre mix of UK and US stuff."

From the ’80s clothes to the American high school with British kids – many people couldn’t get their heads around when and where the series is meant to take place.

Luckily, there is an answer:

This makes so much sense now…

Anyway, given how much of a hit the first season was, Netflix quickly confirmed a second season - which premiered back in January.

And it's safe to say that the show’s second offering was no disappointment.

And the "shocking" opening scene attracted a lot of attention.

But would we expect anything less of Sex Education?

Fans raced through all 8 episodes of season 2...

The second season of the coming of age epic has raked in tons of praise from viewers.

There were so many strong reactions.

Especially since there were many answered questions.

And after that epic cliffhanger (don't worry, this is a spoiler-free zone)...

Viewers quickly declared their desperation for a third installment.

Our prayers were finally answered...

Netflix has confirmed that the show has been renewed for a third season!

The exciting news was originally announced on the Netflix YouTube channel.

"Alistair Petrie guides us through the Moordale High art exhibition, with a surprise revelation at the end. Sex Education Season 3 is coming," the video was captioned.

As the dust settles on season 2...

It seems one of its stars could be in for a rather impressive accolade.

The BAFTA nominees have just been announced...

And Ncuti Gatwa, who plays Eric in the show, has been nominated in the "Male Performance in a Comedy Programme" category.

The twenty-seven-year-old was born in Rwanda and raised in Scotland.

In a recent interview, he revealed that he almost quit acting before bagging the role in the Netflix hit. Speaking to Backstage, he revealed: "A couple of weeks before I started auditioning for Sex Education I was very convinced I was going to quit acting. Then I had gotten into the final stages of Sex Education and then I'd been offered this other TV role. Sex Education was a very long audition process, but by the time I got to the end of it, I kind of didn't care anymore - I was like, I'm either going to quit or do this other job."

The star has also previously revealed that he was homeless before he landed the coveted role.

After moving from Scotland to London at the age of twenty-one to pursue a career in acting, he found he was unable to cope with the financial burden of living in the notoriously expensive city and ended up without a home. "I was supposed to move into a new place and it fell through. So for five months before Sex Education, I was couch-surfing among all my friends," he explained. “I didn't have a home. I was homeless."

Not only is his story an inspirational one, but his nomination is also a step in the right direction.

BAFTA said there has been a twenty-two percent increase of nominees of color across the performance categories this year compared with 2019. Congratulations, Ncuti! If all the TV talk has got you in the mood to binge-watch something, scroll on for everything heading to Netflix this month...