The BBC have announced that one of the nation's favorite shows will be returning to our screens for a three part Christmas special.

The BBC have announced that one of the nation’s favorite shows will be returning to our screens for a three part Christmas special.

Dawn French to reprise ‘Vicar of Dibley’ role in show’s revival: The announcement came with a photograph released of Dawn sitting alongside co-star James Fleet who plays the bumbling but well meaning Hugo Horton to Dawn’s Geraldine Granger. The three special episodes will be 10 minutes long and contain Geraldine giving sermons and chatting to her parishioners.

After the announcement earlier this week French said “Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Christmas. I couldn’t be happier. Bless you.” Earlier in the year the program returned for a special episode for the charity fundraiser “The Big Night In” with French once again donning her dog collar.

The show ran for two seasons between 1994 and 1998 and also produced 10 specials and a number of sketches for Comic Relief although sadly some of it’s favorite cast members have since passed away.

Dawn French to reprise ‘Vicar of Dibley’ role in show’s revival

Emma Chambers, who played dippy verger Alice Horton, passed away in 2018 from a heart attack aged 53 and later the same year John Bluthal, who played Frank Pickle, died at the age of 89. Roger Lloyd-Pack, who rose to fame as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, and played Owen Newitt in the program died of pancreatic cancer aged 69 in January 2014.


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