Dawn French announces some exciting news for Vicar of Dibley fans

We can't wait!

Dawn French

Dawn French is set to return as Reverend Geraldine Granger for a one-off special as part of the BBC's The Big Night In.

62-year-old Dawn French teased the news on twitter last night, with a close up picture of herself in costume, with the caption, ‘Hmmm. Somethin interestin this way comes.... Thurs @BBCOne 7-10pm #BigNightIn’ Cryptic!

Fans were pleased to hear that the show - and Dawn - are making a return to screens.

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‘This is just what I needed to hear!’ while another wrote, ‘That would make our quarantine a tiny bit mavellous!!!’

Comic Relief then confirmed the news on their Instagram page, with the caption, ‘Guess who's back in the dog collar! ⛪️@dawnfrenchofficialreturns as the Vicar of Dibley for a one-off sketch for#TheBigNightInwith@bbccin...

‘Last spotted self-isolating in the confectionery aisle, she's back with an important message for us all 🙏 📺Tune in to BBC One 7PM on Thurs 23rd April’

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The special Comic Relief show will air Thursday 23 April, and will be hosted by Dawn’s ex husband Lenny Henry.Zoe Ball, Paddy McGuinness, Matt Baker and Davina McCall will also make an appearance on the big night.

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Fans can’t wait for the TV expressing their excitement on Instagram.

‘Omg, this has just brightened my month. The Vicar of Dibley back for a one-off short and Carry on Camping? (Hope everyone sees this reference 😂)’ wrote one excited fan.

‘Yay!! Was just watching Season 1 on Netflix today.😌... Can’t wait,’ said another.

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And The Vicar of Dibley isn’t the only show that will be making a comeback. Matt Lukas and David Walliams will be reuniting as their former Little Britain duo, for the first time in ten years. The pair will be performing a brand new comedy sketch.

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