Ab Fabs' Eddy and Patsy reunite for Xmas special?

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Absolutely Fabulous' Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley apparently have a very glamorous televisual Christmas present for you, sweetie, but it's not exactly what you'd expect.

Usually when we see the duo together on telly at Christmas, it's Eddy and Patsy trying to drown themselves in champers to fend off Marshall, Bo, Justin, Saffy and Mother.

This year, Jennifer and Joanna will be drowning themselves in Bollinger on the BBC but it will as themselves rather than as their fictional alter-egos, for once.

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The Mirror quotes Joanna as saying that she's filmed a travelogue for Boxing Day which follows her and Jennifer on a boozy trip to France to tour the vineyards where Eddy and Patsy's favourite champers is bottled.

"It was a blast, even though it was work," Joanna explained. "And we had great fun catching up."

The BBC declined to comment or offer further information about Jennifer and Joanna's documentary when contacted by Digital Spy.

However, the Beeb has previously confirmed that Jennifer Saunder will reunite with Dawn French to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their sketch with an all-new Christmas special.

Those fans still hoping that Jennifer will still write a sequel to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie should probably give up hope at this point, at least according to Joanna Lumley.

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"I don't think Jennifer will write another Ab Fab. It was a lot of work and she'd like to go out on a high," she told the newspaper. "So I think Jen would prefer to do everyone together, if she did do it. Leave it as it is, I would say."

While a travelogue with Jennifer and Joanna might not be the Ab Fab-shaped Christmas miracle we've been hoping for, it's definitely exciting enough to keep us up on Christmas Eve.

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