Jennifer Saunders was invited to switch on the Christmas Lights at Stella McCartney in London last night (November 29th), but her Absolutely Fabulous character, Edina Monsoon showed up instead. The Daily Mail reports that Edina, wearing an obnoxious gold coat (“It’s Galliano, darling”) and a frizzy ginger wig, had guests in “stitches” as she made fun of Kate Moss and Nancy Dell’Olio.
Saunders was joined by former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, who guested on Ab Fab back in 2003. Though Saunders has kept tight-lip about the plot, she did recently say that Bunton would make another appearance when BBC 1 airs the specials.
“With only three episodes there are a lot of people to pack in, but we’ve got the regulars, Lulu and Emma Bunton,” Saunders told Graham Norton. “It was a lovely thing going back. It all seemed the same, except at the read-through there was a lot of snapping open of spectacle cases and people bending low to read their scripts.”
After the lighting ceremony, Bunton joined the Ab Fab cast to screen the episodes, premiering in December, at BAFTA. “Bolly ahoy, at BAFTA with my mate Eddy watching the best thing I’ve seen in ages!!!!” Bunton tweeted after.
PS-No word yet on when the specials will air in the US, but SOCIALITE LIFE will keep you posted!