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Birds of a Feather stars Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph 'in talks' for lockdown special

Mirror logo Mirror 22/05/2020 Tom Bryant

Lesley Joseph, Linda Robson, Pauline Quirke sitting at a table: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph star as as Sharon, Tracey and Dorian in Birds of a Feather © Provided by Mirror Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph star as as Sharon, Tracey and Dorian in Birds of a Feather Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph are in talks for Birds of a Feather to come back – as a lockdown special.

The sitcom, which also starred Pauline Quirke, used to be on BBC but moved to ITV in 2014, having been off air for 16 years.

Following three series and two Christmas specials, it was announced in February 2019 there were no plans to make any more episodes.

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ITV boss Kevin Lygo said at the time: “We had success with Birds of a Feather – our most successful sitcom in years – but it’s come to a sort of natural end.”

But talking on the Distinct Nostalgia podcast, Linda, 62, said: “There was talk of one of me and Lesley on lockdown. The series is being repeated on ITV Friday nights at 8pm and at 8.30pm.

"So it’s really nice for people who have not seen it before or people that are used to it can have another look and it will cheer them all up a bit.”

Pauline Quirke et al. sitting at a table: Birds of a Feather may return for a lockdown special © Provided by Mirror Birds of a Feather may return for a lockdown special

Lesley said: “It could happen so let’s see. We’d like to do that one.”

It is not known whether Pauline, 60, would be involved but Lesley, 74, added: “Out of 126 episodes or something one of my favourites was when it was just the three of us and we ended up driving to a Sunday market and it was a garage.

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“You could almost do it on Zoom. It would be absolutely brilliant.”

Linda told how the show was nearly taken off air after an episode.

Pauline Quirke, Lesley Joseph, Linda Robson posing for the camera: Birds of a Feather © ITV / THAMES TV Birds of a Feather She said: “Pauline used a word beginning with B and ending in D and there were about 200 complaints.”

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