Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders reunite for Absolutely Fabulous Christmas trip to France

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On a visit to France the comedy pair travelled to the Bollinger vineyards to learn how their characters Patsy and Edie's favourite tipple is produced Stock up on Bolly if you want some for Christmas, as stocks are about to run out on the other side of the Channel! Absolutely Fabulous lushes Patsy and Edie are returning to the BBC for the festive season for a Champagne treat. On a visit to France, Joanna Lumley , 71, and Jennifer Saunders , 59, travelled to the Bollinger vineyards to learn how their characters’ favourite tipple is produced. And, it goes without saying, they made sure they got to sample some. “It was a blast, even though it was work,” Joanna tells 3am. “And we had great fun catching up.” Their new travelogue will air in a Boxing Day special.Fans of the BBC series have been hoping for a sequel to last year’s Ab Fab movie, which saw Kate Moss plunged into the Thames and cameos from everyone who’s anyone in showbiz. However, Joanna reveals that scriptwriter Jennifer is not planning any more escapades for the fashion darlings. Speaking as she launched War Horse: The Story in Concert album, which she narrates, Joanna said: “I don’t think Jennifer will write another Ab Fab. It was a lot of work and she’d like to go out on a high.“ “So I think Jen would prefer to do everyone together, if she did do it. Leave it as it is, I would say.” The series ran on the BBC in the 90s and returned for specials to mark its 20th anniversary in 2012. Joanna previously revealed she’d offered Jennifer £200,000 to write a sequel to the movie after Jennifer created the first one following a bet with pal Dawn French . The film raked in £16million – which equates to 533,000 bottles of Bolly. Joanna adds: “I am so lucky to be part of that show! We had a blast making it.”

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