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Roll on next year - first official photo from Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie released

Published 20/10/2015 | 13:46

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley
Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley

We didn't quite believe it until today but here's the photographic evidence - Eddy and Patsy are back!

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The first official photo from their big screen outing, appropriately titled 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' has been released by Fox and BBC films.

And it doesn't disappoint.  The duo is photographed aboard a yacht, holding glasses of champagne aloft, on the French Riviera, where they've apparently fled after being "blamed or a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party".

They've arrived there completely penniless and are desperate to stay and live the high life - at any cost.

Eddy and Patsy are back for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Eddy and Patsy are back for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will be joined by series regulars Jula Swalha as Eddy's bookish daughter Saffy, Jane Horrocks as the squeaky-voiced Bubble and June Whitfield as Eddy's mother.

"I am thrilled and excited to finally start filming," Saunders said. "We are all taking our medication and hoping for the best."

The film is due to release next year.

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