FIRST LOOK: Dorien's got a daughter!

Here's a snap of Lesley Joseph and West End star Frances Ruffelle from Thursday night's Birds of a Feather.

Tony Award-winning actress Frances will be playing a character called Naomi, who's revealed as Dorien's long-lost daughter!

Frances has appeared in such musicals as Les Miserables and Chicago. In 1994, she represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest, finishing 10th.

Birds of a Feather, also starring Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson as sisters Sharon and Tracey, returned for a new eight-part series on Boxing Day.

Catch Birds of a Feather at 8.30pm on ITV.

Victoria Wilson
Feature Writer for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week and

With over 20 years’ experience writing about TV and film, Vicky currently writes features for What’s on TV, TV Times, TV & Satellite Week magazines plus news and watching guides for, a job which involves chatting to a whole host of famous faces. Our Vicky LOVES light entertainment, with Strictly Come Dancing, Britain’s Got Talent and The Voice UK among her fave shows. Basically, if it’s got a shiny floor, she’s all over it! When she’s not watching TV, you might find Vicky in therapy… retail therapy that is!