Wednesday 26 July 2017

Kylie Minogue joins star-studded soundtrack for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Kylie Minogue's 2011 Aphrodite tour
Kylie Minogue's 2011 Aphrodite tour
Pop princess Kylie Minogue has recorded the theme tune to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Eddy and Patsy are back for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous movie
Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous movie

Sasha Brady

Kylie Minogue has landed the theme tune for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

The Australian pop star recorded This Wheel's on Fire, a cover of Bob Dylan's 1975 song, in a secret studio session.

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

The song will be known to fans of the series as the theme tune featured in every episode of the original BBC sitcom.

Ab Fab writer and comedian Jennifer Saunders was keen to keep Kylie's involvement in the show under wraps.

Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous movie
Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous movie

The track will be included in the show's first feature-length film, which sees Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley reprise their roles as the indomitable Edina and Patsy.

In their first big screen outing they're trying to woo Kate Moss in order to do her PR but end up throwing her in the Thames and escape from the media and police to the south of France.

Pop princess Kylie Minogue has recorded the theme tune to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Pop princess Kylie Minogue has recorded the theme tune to Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

The film, released on July 1, features 60 cameos including Moss, Graham Norton, Jon Hamm, Joan Collins, Jerry Hall and more.

Jason Derulo, La Roux and Paloma Faith have also recorded songs for the soundtracks and some of the stars of the show will be providing a sing-a-long, including Edina's long-suffering daughter Saffy and her ditzy assistant Bubble (with a cover of Big Spender).

Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous movie
Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous movie

Speaking to The Sun, Kylie said: “As a huge fan of the Ab Fab series and both Jennifer and Joanna, I’m over the moon to be singing the theme song.”

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