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Dawn French clears up Vicar of Dibley comeback rumours

Dawn French has responded to claims that popular comedy The Vicar of Dibley will be returning to our screens – prompting mass hysteria amongst fans.
Dawn French Vicar of Dibley

Dawn French Vicar of Dibley

The much-loved comic took to her Twitter page to set things straight, after several news outlets reported that the show would be making a comeback.

Social media went into overdrive when Dawn was coy about the future of Dibley’s favourite vicar in an interview with Britain’s Mirror newspaper.

“Watch this space – she might get a promotion,” said Dawn, who was discussing how women can now actually become Bishops in England.

But on Monday the 58-year-old shattered millions of dreams when she took to Twitter to explain the situation.

“Just to make it utterly clear, I have NOT said Vic of Dib is returning,

“Answered a question about if it would ever be poss. Said unlikely. Jeez!”

Despite TVOD coming to an end in 2007, the show often returns for charity specials, in support of causes such as Red Nose Day and Comic Relief.

It ran for an impressive 13 years, and became a best loved programme, thanks to its standout cast and stellar script.

Created by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew Archer, the show dealt with the trials and challenges encountered by Reverend Geraldine Kennedy and her entourage – most notably the scatter-brained Alice.

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Winning a whole host of comedy and TV awards, it’s no wonder so many fans want the show to return, with many taking to Twitter themselves after Dawn’s bombshell.

“I’d still love it if you brought it back! As a bishop sounds incredible! Go on” wrote one fan, while another said: “Watching reruns of it now. Still brilliant. Still makes me laugh out loud. Utter quality.”

Some still didn’t get the message though, with one user asking Dawn via the social network: “So you’re saying there IS a chance?”

Fingers crossed there’s still hope for this hilarious import to make a comeback in future.

Words: Ellie Hooper

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