Ab Fab Is Coming Back, Darling!
If you were a fan of Ab Fab it’s time to get out the Bolly and celebrate – the girls are coming back!
Joanna Lumley has revealed she and Jennifer Saunders will be bringing the hit TV show back, reprising their old characters Patsy and Eddy.
“Jen wrote to me and said, “Let’s talk through it. What do you think?” said Lumley, 64.
“And I said, “Bring it on.” Because we’re all still here. Mother’s still alive – the wonderful June Whitfield. Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, the basic five Js. We’re all still alive and available – ish – to do it, and I think we just have to do it.”
Lumley even hinted at where the show could resume. “The great thing is that because in our show, we fast-forwarded to where they’re very old and nearly dead and practically plugged into vodka machines and things. It doesn’t matter how beyond [the original series] we do it because we know they’ve been that, that they still were Patsy and Edina at the time. So this makes it heaven!”
The show, a hilarious take on the lives of fad-obsessed fashion PR women and their long-suffering relatives, aired from 1992 to 1996, and then from 2001 to 2004.
It’s not just good news for fans of the show but signals the return of Saunders, 52, who has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Husband Adrian Edmondson recently said they remain positive although they have a long way to go.
“No one gets the all-clear. The treatment lasts five years and we’re only a year into it,” he told the Daily Mail.
“The big chemotherapy’s finished and the radiotherapy’s finished. There’s this low-level treatment that carries on for five years, but you know from the beginning of the treatment when it’s going to stop.
“So, there is no battle. I hate the word battle. You just get battered with a load of drugs. People want the words “trauma”, “battle” and “ life-changing”, but it’s not a great three-part TV drama full of moments, it’s a long grind, like a slow car crash that will last five years and then, hopefully, we’ll get out.”
It’s not yet clear when the new series will air but
Are you a fan of Absolutely Fabulous and looking forward to its return?