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After months of rumours and hints and basically just a rollercoaster of emotions for any fans, it has been confirmed that Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, is going to happen.

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders are reuniting in order to film the highly anticipated film over the next several weeks. The release date is expected to be sometime in 2016.

Which really isn’t that far away- as we keep reminding ourselves.

Multiple cast members are set make their return: Julia Sawalha as Saffy, Jane Horrocks as Bubble, and June Whitfield as Mother. There is also some A-List cameos to come, naturally.

No big names have been revealed as of yet, but fans have been promised there will be some downright fabulous moments. We expect nothing less.

Ab Fab Searchlight

The premise of the film assures us that Edina and Patsy are still “oozing glitz and glamour” and living the high life they are so accustomed to- hence the duo appearing on a yacht in the first image to be released.

However, things don’t go entirely to plan: “Blamed for a major incident at an uber-fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi.”

So off they flee (penniless, mind you) to the French Riviera to escape the stress of it all.

The Mirror reported earlier this year that Jennifer said the script took her 20 years to write.

We’re hoping there will be more of this:

That’s all we ever wanted really.




Comedy heroines Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley are set to reunite for something very exciting indeed… the first ever Absolutely Fabulous movie. 

Jennifer, who both wrote and starred in the hit nineties BBC show, said she always intended to make an Ab Fab movie "before we die" and finally finished the script at the end of last year. In the end, it was a £10,000 (€13,798) bet with Dawn French that spurred her on to finish writing the film, which will begin production this autumn.

"Dawn bet me on live radio a year and a half ago, that if I didn’t write it that year, I’d have to pay her £10,000, which was a good kind of motivator and I just got it in on time. New Year's Eve I gave it to her," explained the actress during an appearance on ITV's Loose Women.

Speaking about her decision to write a film script, Jennifer said she had her doubts. "I think that’s why I didn’t do it for a while. I thought, wouldn’t it be awful if it was awful but now we’re all so old," she admitted. 'Joanna said to me "Do it before we die! We’re all on the brink.'"

After finishing in 1996, Ab Fab was revived again with new episodes in both 2001 and 2012, and Jennifer says the film will bring the whole cast together once more.

"It involves all the main characters and virtually everyone that’s ever been in the series, all those characters, and we’re in London and sometimes we might go to the South of France, I’m hoping," she said.

Earlier this year, Jennifer and Joanna appeared on the Comic Relief Bake Off, which had been filmed the previous summer.

In the end, Jennifer won out over Joanna, Dame Edna and Lulu with (what else?) an Ab Fab themed cake.

We can't wait to see these two back together again.



If this is true, all we can say is, “Oh.  My. God.”

Jennifer Saunders has got us all excited after she confirmed plans to write an Absolutely Fabulous movie.

When the English comedian was asked by Jonathan Ross about whether there was a film in the pipeline, the actress responded: “Yes, well I have to do it now because I’ve threatened to a lot.”

Saunders had a lot of pressure from fans and co-stars to write a script – Joanna Lumley was constantly announcing that she was going to do it.

However, the news may have more to do with the fact that Dawn French made a bet with her friend while they were hosting their radio show at Christmas.

Dawn bet the comedian £100,000 that she wouldn’t write it. So, rather than pay out, the three-times BAFTA winner says she will write it.

Poor Dawn – although we think it is money well spent.