Ab Fab set for return to TV screens


Break open the Bolly, sweetie – comedy classic Ab Fab is making a comeback after more than six years

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are “putting the finishing touches” to the deal that will see at least three new episodes of the sitcom hit screens by the end of the year.

Joanna Lumley was first to spark speculation of a return to the screen of the much loved comedy last November, and more recently has spoken about the project to Hello! Magazine.

“In late August I start filming three new episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, which we are all ecstatic about,” she said. “Miss Saunders has been so busy writing Upstairs Downstairs Abbey for Comic Relief and Spice Girls The Musical, I don’t think she’s started the script yet.”

The BBC have not yet confirmed that the deal is done, but did state that they expect to be able to make an announcement “imminently”.