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Lumley: We must get Ab Fab right

Joanna Lumley believes it is a little bit "mad" to reprise Absolutely Fabulous.

The sitcom is set to return to BBC One after an absence of six years with the actress and co-star Jennifer Saunders resurrecting their roles as Patsy and Edina.

She told Woman&Home: "People have such fond memories of it, so we need to get it right.

"I'm partly thrilled and partly think we're mad to do it, but we thought we might as well get the old girls out and see what they're up to.

"And we all know that Eddy and Patsy are going to be grotesque and foul, whatever they're doing."

Joanna, 65, also told the November issue of the magazine that she had a "love-hate relationship with new technology" and was secretly "a bit of a Luddite".

"I loathe it in the theatre when, during the interval, people rush to their pockets and pull out their mobiles to send texts," she said.

"You wonder if there's any point performing to them."

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