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Here is everything you missed from the RND Love Actually sequel

The much-anticipated short was everything we wanted and more.

The sequel to Love Actually has revealed that Andrew Lincoln’s character is now married to Kate Moss and Hugh Grant’s prime minister still loves to dance on the staircase in 10 Downing Street.

The classic romantic comedy starring Grant, Colin Firth and Keira Knightley returned for a 10-minute sequel during Comic Relief’s annual fund-raising event

Like the original film, it opened with scenes of airport reunions before showing Lincoln’s character Mark appear on the doorstep of the home Keria’s character Juliet.

Echoing a famous scene from the 2003 film, he holds up flashcards, this time asking if Juliet is still happy with her husband Peter, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor.

When Juliet says she is, Mark reveals that his prediction that he would end up with a model has indeed come true, before introducing his wife – Kate Moss.

Kate does not speak but, dressed in a leopard print coat and black fedora, also holds up flashcards to confirm she does not really like her husband’s new beard.

Another classic scene from the film is echoed when the prime minister dances to Drake’s hit Hotline Bling, after shimmying to Jump by Girls Aloud in the original movie.

The audience learns he has returned to office after five years away from Downing Street but he is now less steady on his feet and tumbles down the stairs as he dances.

He is still married to Martine McCutcheon’s Natalie, who played the Downing Street tea lady in the film, and who scolds him: “How many times have I told you not to dance down the stairs?”

Faded pop star Billy Mack, played by Bill Nighy, has once again recorded a charity single, this time a cover of ZZ Top’s Gimme All Your Lovin, called Gimme All Your Money, to raise funds for Comic Relief.

Billy has a ghost-written autobiography coming out that he has not read, called Macknificent, but we learn that his manager Joe, played by Gregor Fisher, has died.

Billy tells a radio DJ: “He was a big man with a big heart, big heart attack, big coffin, it’s a big hole in my life.”

Making a second appearance on Radio Watford, Billy also claims his favourite sexual partner is “one of the Kardashians”.

The short film also revisited the quirky shop assistant played by Rowan Atkinson, who painstakingly gift-wrapped a red nose with jelly beans, glitter and yoghurt-coated raisins, and Colin Firth’s character Jamie, who is now married to the Portuguese waitress he fell in love with, Aurelia (Lucia Moniz).

The couple now have children but have still not completely overcome the language barrier. When Aurelia tells Jamie in Portuguese that she is pregnant again, he thinks she is telling him what they will have for dinner.

The film also recreates a scene between Liam Neeson’s Daniel and his son Sam, played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster, sitting on a bench on London’s South Bank.

Sam is now 26 and we learn he has been in love with the same girl ever since the 2003 film.

At the end of the popular Christmas movie, Joanna moved to New York but audiences learn Sam, who is now 26, reunited with her in America, and she surprises Daniel to ask for his permission to marry her son.

The film concludes with Hugh’s prime minister giving a rousing speech about bravery, love and compassion at a press conference, before taking a question on what he considers to be the greatest Christmas film of all time.

He replies: “Well don’t be stupid, everyone knows it’s Elf.”

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