Birds of a Feather Christmas Special: First picture from festive episode!

Birds of a Feather 2017 Christmas Special Monday 18th December

The Birds of a Feather girls are staying at home this year after their exploits in Morocco. It's Christmas in Essex - what could possibly go wrong?

Here's the first picture of Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph in this year's Birds of a Feather Christmas Special.

The legendary trio are back as Sharon, Tracy and Dorien, but there's sadly not much festive cheer in Chigwell. Tracy has got some bad news for sister Sharon and longtime friend Dorien: she wants to sell the house, so she can downsize and give money to sons Travis and Garth – so they’ll both have to move out!

Meanwhile, Garth decides to help the community by cooking Christmas dinner for the homeless at the local church – and it proves to be a hair-raising experience for Dorien…

Linda Robson originally broke the news that there would be a Christmas special on Loose Women and declared that the script was "really good".

In last year's festive special, the girls jetted off to Morocco in search of Tracey's son Travis, who'd done missing on his gap year. It featured the reappearance of Vince (Martin Kemp), who famously romped with Dorien in the back of a hearse at Darryl's funeral!


(Image credit: ITV / THAMES TV)

The girls headed to Morocco in last year's festive episode

Birds of a Feather was originally broadcast on BBC1 from 1989 to 1998. The show was then revived on ITV in 2014.

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