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First glimpse of Birds of a Feather Christmas special

A first behind-the-scenes glimpse of this year's Birds of a Feather Christmas special has been revealed, featuring Strictly Come Dancing contestant Lesley Joseph.

The picture, which includes the sitcom's other key stars Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson, was taken on location in Malta, where the feature length ITV special is set.

Ms Joseph, 70, who plays leopard skin-wearing Dorien Green in the show, even had her Strictly partner Anton du Beke jet out to the island to continue dance rehearsals while filming.

The sitcom, set in Chigwell in Essex, was first broadcast on BBC One between 1989 to 1998 and was revived two years ago on ITV.

Now, its return to the screen will see the three friends on a festive foreign adventure.

Its creators have promised guest stars, stunts and many other surprises for viewers.

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