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An Ab Fab moment: Eddie and Patsy carry Olympic torch

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, better known as Absolutely Fabulous’ Eddie and Patsy, have become Olympic torch bearers
Ab Fab duo Eddie and Patsy run with the Olympic Torch.
Photo by Priya Patel.

Their Olympic special version of Absolutely Fabulous was loved by some and panned by the critics.

But now Eddie and Patsy, the TV comedy duo who launched a thousand gay catty comments – and then some – have had their ‘moment to shine’, carrying the Olympic torch through central London.

With Olympic hype building ahead of the opening ceremony tomorrow (27 July), thousands of journalists are poised to report on every moment of the games.

But few had predicted that Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley would have the chance to take their Ab Fab spoof of the Olympics and turn it into reality.

Here’s the first picture we could find of that moment, courtesy of the BBC’s Priya Patel, who tweeted: ‘This is absolutely fab sweetie dharling sweetie yah... #eddieandpatsy run with #Olympictorch.’

See the whole of their Olympic episode of Absolutely Fabulous here on iPlayer (link only available while clip remains on BBC iPlayer) or watch a YouTube clip here.

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