It's time to break out the champers darling, as the Ab Fab Movie is finally here!
With the Ab Fab Movie finally hitting the big screen after years of speculation, we couldn’t be more excited darling! And with Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumely reprising their roles as PR guru Edina and champagne-fuelled sidekick Patsy, we’re expecting to howl with laughter from start to finish.
The AB Fab Movie is choc-a-bloc with celebrity cameos – with everyone from Hollywood legends to catwalk models all clambering for the chance to appear in the movie version of this cult TV series.
The majority of the stars featured play themselves – although slightly over the top versions – and cinema-goers will barely get through five minutes of viewing before another star makes their way onto the screen.
Not that we’re complaining though, as we can think of worse ways to spend our Friday night. So why not grab a bucket of popcorn, put the champers on ice and get set for the movie event of year?
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Talkshow host Graham Norton teased his Instagram followers with this pic and the caption ‘guess who’s in the new @abfabmovie ? #fortwoseconds’, but sadly we don’t know whether Graham and Edina are mid-air kiss or mid-brawl during this scene. Luckily we won’t have to wait too long to find out!
Supermodel Kate and the Ab Fab duo rub shoulders at a fashion party. So far, so fabulous. But things take a turn for the worse when the dynamic duo accidentally nudge their fashion idol into the Thames, sparking a frantic police search for the supermodel’s body! Despite the drama – and Kate having to endure a head to toe soaking that is bound to have destroyed the sparkly green number she was wearing – Joanna Lumley revealed that she was “such a sport” during filming and “never complained”. What a legend!
Everyone’s favourite Aussie actress Rebel Wilson also plays an air stewardess on board the Ab Fab duo’s flight. But unlike unflappable air steward Rylan, she won’t stand for any mid-air nonsense, promptly tasering Patsy when she lights up a cigarette in the gangway. What a scene that must have made!
TV presenter Rylan Clark-Neal will serve cinemagoers up a treat as an air steward on board Edina and Patsy’s flight. He jokingly captioned this Instagram snap with the question ‘Chicken or beef?’ so it seems he certainly knows a thing or two about his on-screen role.
Dawn French and Lily Cole
We’d love to have been a fly on the wall when this scene was filmed between funny woman Dawn and supermodel Lily. And it seems that we have Dawn to thank for getting the wheels in motion for the AB Fab Movie in the first place: “I bet her [Jennifer Saunders]£100,000 that she wouldn’t get it written by this year, it was either give me the money or the script,” Dawn revealed on Network Ten’s The Project in Australia.
Richard Arnold and Jerry Hall
Snapped during filming for the Ab Fab Movie, this picture of showbiz presenter Richard Arnold and supermodel Jerry Hall proves that it was all smiles on set. While Richard plays red carpet host at the fashion party of all fashion parties, Jerry plays a fur stole wearing attendee. What a pairing!
Best known for his role as Jeremy in the side-splitting series Peep Show, Robert Webb takes on the role of Saffy’s (Julia Sawalha) hapless policeman boyfriend. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that Saffy’s days of singledom are well and truly over.
Lulu, Gwendoline Christie, Abigail Clancy, Sadie Frost, Tinie Tempah
What an impressive line up! A feeling that was shared by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie who said the following: “I walked into the greenroom on the first day of filming, Jerry Hall was in there, Lu Lu was in there, Alesha Dixon had turned up, Emma Bunton had turned up, Kathy Burke was in there, I was trying not to look like the overwhelmed fan that I am.” Bless!
Credit: 20th Century Fox
Lily Cole, Jourdan Dunn, Suki Waterhouse, Alexa Chung
How many models can you fit in a single scene? Four apparently; and while these fashionistas are no stranger to the fame game, that doesn’t mean they can’t still get star struck. On Instagram Alexa Chung revealed that she “still can’t believe [she] got to share the same batch of oxygen as Edina”. We have to admit we’d be a little giddy too!
Trailers for the Ab Fab Movie, didn’t reveal which partGlee star Chris would play, but what we do know is, is that he couldn’t be more excited about landing a starring role. ‘‘I said I would move mountains to be there, and here I am,” the all-singing, all-dancing star revealed.