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Dawn French announces UK comedy tour and tickets are available now

Comedy icon Dawn French has announced a UK tour. The legend from The Vicar of Dibley and French and Saunders will be hitting stages with a one-woman show across the UK later this year to share some "buttock-clenching embarrassing stories". The 'Dawn French Is A Huge Twat' tour is coming...
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Dawn French says doctors thought she had a brain tumour after skull felt like it was ‘collapsing inwards’

Dawn French has revealed that doctors worried she had a brain tumour after vertigo made her feel like her head was “collapsing inwards”.The comedian was diagnosed with vertigo in 2014 and had to take a walking stick on stage during her 30 Million Minutes tour, due to a fear of falling over.Appearing on Michelle Visage’s Rule Breakers podcast, French said that she hadn’t been able to understand “what is up and what is down” while on stage.“It is like my skull is a room and the whole of the top is collapsing inwards, and everything starts spinning,” she said....
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Dawn French admits she didn’t like Jennifer Saunders at first because she was ‘posh’

Dawn French has admitted that she didn’t like Jennifer Saunders at first because she was “posh”.Originally meeting at drama school in the 1970s, the duo went on to create the much loved sketch show French and Saunders which aired on the BBC from 1987 to 2007.Appearing on the Finding the Funny podcast, French revealed that she wasn’t keen on Saunders at first: “I didn’t really like Jen that much at the very beginning because she’s quite posh, or I thought she was but she’s not really.”The Vicar of Dibley star went on to say: “As soon as I got...

Dawn French on going grey and returning to live comedy

Since making her screen debut in 1982, Dawn French has become one of the country's best-loved actors, comedians and writers. From her role as one half of the comedy duo French and Saunders to her lead role in the beloved sitcom The Vicar of Dibley, Dawn has firmly cemented her national treasure status. And her talents don't stop there, having also published a number of bestselling novels; most recently, 2020's Because Of You.

Dawn French reveals why she's refused to do Strictly Come Dancing

Dawn French has done many things over the years, from sketch comedy to iconic chocolate orange adverts to sitcoms to voiceover to hosting and judging talent shows. But one thing she hasn't done is take part in a TV competition show. It turns out that the legendary comic has been...

Dawn French tricks Channing Tatum into marrying her daughter

Dawn French has hilariously convinced Channing Tatum to marry her daughter.The comedy actress, 64, appeared on the Graham Norton Show on Friday night alongside Andrew Garfield and Johannes Radebe, when she had the opportunity to chat to Magic Mike actor Channing, 41.She cheekily referred to him as ‘Tanning Chatum’, before telling him she was “a goer” and asking him to agree with whatever she said next, which she did.However, Dawn then revealed he’d agreed to marry her daughter!Sign up to our free newsletters here Read More Andrew Garfield pledges to do Strictly if he wins Best Actor at OscarsDick Van Dyke dances with wife Arlene Silver in music videoAaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley call off engagement

Dawn French hilariously attempts to trick Channing Tatum into marrying her daughter

Oh, how we wish we had the wit of The Vicar of Dibley star Dawn French, who tried to fool Channing Tatum into becoming her son-in-law on this week’s episode of The Graham Norton Show.Appearing on the popular BBC talk show to promote her new tour, Dawn French Is A Huge T***, the comedian decided to deploy the trick while the Magic Mike actor was being interviewed virtually.Referring to him as ‘Tanning Chatum’, French introduced herself as being “from the 80s and I’m a goer”.“After these last couple of years that we’ve had, where we’ve all been locked up and...

Dawn French leads tributes to Vicar of Dibley star Gary Waldhorn

Dawn French Robert Lindsay and Samuel West have paid tribute to Vicar of Dibley actor Gary Waldhorn, who has died at the age of 78.The veteran TV star, best known for playing councillor David Horton in the comedy series, “peacefully passed away” on Monday, his son Josh confirmed.Waldhorn first appeared opposite French in the BBC sitcom in its debut episode in 1994 and continued to appear in every episode, famously locking horns with her character the vicar.💔— Dawn French 💙🔴🏳️‍🌈 (@Dawn_French) January 11, 2022He most recently appeared in a Christmas special, The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown, alongside...