BBC is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Absolutely Fabulous by airing three special new episodes this winter, beginning on Christmas day. Celebrating the celebration, Jennifer Saunders slipped back into her Edina Monsoon character for the annual Christmas lighting of Stella McCartney’s Bruton Street store in London. Likewise, the designer will make a guest appearance in the new episodes.
When not downing minced pie and mulled wine, Edina regaled the crowd with delightfully crass comedy. She was joined by ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton, who’ll also return to the mini-series. Other notables included newlyweds Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell, Sir Bob Geldof, Kate Moss, Alexa Chung, Pam Hogg, and Mike Figgis. No sign of Patsy, disheveled and randy, but the swirl of catchphrases more than made up for her absence.