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Saunders urged to write new Ab Fab series

Rumours BBC will commission a new series of gay-favourite sit-com Absolutely Fabulous for 2013

Saunders urged to write new Ab Fab series

Jennifer Saunders is expected to write a new series of Absolutely Fabulous – a sit-com famous for it’s loyal gay fan base – for 2013.

The BBC brought back Jennifer Saunders as spoilt PR Eddy Monsoon and her co-star Joanna Lumley, who plays fashion magazine editor Patsy Stone, for three specials recently. One has screened at Christmas, another at New Year and the third will be seen at the time of the London Olympics.

It’s the first time in seven years that new episodes of Absolutely Fabulous, known by fans as Ab Fab, have been screened.

Now the high ratings the shows have attracted have encouraged BBC bosses to commission Jennifer Saunders to write a new series for 2013.

The Daily Express quotes an insider as saying: ‘The viewing figures prove it's as popular as ever and there's a real appetite for more episodes. Obviously it's down to Jennifer to write more and getting all the actors together takes some organising.

‘But the current understanding is there will be another Christmas special for the end of 2012 and then more episodes the following year.’

Saunders revealed late last year that she is also planning an Ab Fab film – to be shot on the French Riviera.

See a favourite moment from the Christmas Absolutely Fabulous here:

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