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Saunders working on Ab Fab movie

06/01/2014
Jennifer Saunders is to write an Ab Fab film: Photo © Saunders working on Ab Fab movie Photo

Jennifer Saunders has revealed she has to write the Absolutely Fabulous movie - or she will owe Dawn French £100,000.

The actress and comedienne - who starred in the hit TV show as crazy PR Edina Monsoon alongside Joanna Lumley as her booze-loving best friend Patsy Stone - recently confirmed she was about to start working on a big screen spin-off.

And she has now joked on The Jonathan Ross show that it's all down to her friend and comedy partner Dawn.

Jennifer said: "Yes, well I have to do it now because I've threatened to a lot.

"And then she [Joanna Lumley] kept announcing it and saying, 'Yes, she's going to do it,' and then Dawn French on our radio show at Christmas said, 'I bet £100,000 that you don't write it,' so now I have to write it, otherwise I have to pay her £100,000."

The star also admitted she is worried about making sure the movie version lives up to the TV series.

She said: "Once you've had a bit of success, the last thing you want to do is go and make a flop. So the biggest fear in me is that it won't be good enough. I'm really nervous about it."

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