Birds of a Feather stars back together on Celebrity Coach Trip

Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are set to team up for 'Celebrity Coach Trip'.

The 'Birds of a Feather' stars - who played Tracey Stubbs and Dorien Green respectively in the hit sitcom, which debuted on BBC One in 1989 - are to reunite on the small screen for the E4 travel series.

A source told The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: “Linda and Lesley jumped at the chance to get on board the new series of 'Coach Trip'.

“They were an absolute scream on the show and some of their on-screen moments are comedy gold.

“It was a really upbeat, fun show and both Linda and Lesley loved every second.

“They treasured being back together again – and in the sunshine.”

'Birds of a Feather' ended in 1998, but it was brought back in 2014 over on ITV. The two starred alongside Pauline Quirke (Sharon Theodopolopodous), who will not be joining them on the bus.

'Celebrity Coach Trip', hosted by Brendan Sheerin, 62, was filmed over the summer, and speculation about the newest star-studded edition was first reported in July.

A source said at the time: "'Celebrity Coach Trip' is a hugely popular programme and Channel 4 were keen to get another series in the bag as soon as it was deemed safe.

“They’re going to start filming in September when it’s likely the world will be a little more back to normal.

“Everything will be filmed within COVID-19 safety guidelines but the show will look just as authentic as it usually does."

The new series is expected to air next year.

The last season was won by DJ Adele Roberts, 42, and her girlfriend, actress Kate Holderness, 35. It also starred dancer Perri Kiely, 25, and comedian Stephen Bailey, 32.

Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph credit:Bang Showbiz
Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph credit:Bang Showbiz