Dame Edna to return to BBC One for one-off special

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The BBC has announced a brand new one-off special entertainment show with Dame Edna.

Provisionally titled The Dame Edna Show, it will air on later this year on BBC One.

The BBC tease: "Following her emotional farewell tour, Dame Edna has been enjoying luxury downtime on board her enormous yacht, sailing the seas without a care in the world.

"But now she’s back for one very special night and she’s bringing her legendary entertainment show to BBC One.

"Filmed in front of an audience, Dame Edna will host a very exclusive evening with celebrity chat, music and of course a few surprises direct from her luxury yacht, staffed by some familiar faces."

Dame Edna said: "The world needs sunshine so I am very happy to welcome you all on board. One hour on my yacht is better than a lifetime on a cruise liner."

Kate Philips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, added: "There’s nothing like a Dame Edna and I can’t wait for this unforgettable one off special to hit our screens.

"With a whole host of celebrities bravely stepping on board to join the First Lady of Oz we’re all in for an absolute treat."

Rachel Ashdown, BBC Commissioning Editor, commented: "Over the past 50 years Dame Edna has got to grips with the world’s biggest stars and I am looking forward to seeing her welcome the current generation of celebrities to her sofa."

Dame Edna, the creation of Australian comedian Barry Humphries, has been making audiences laugh across the world for more than 50 years.

The Dame Edna Show will air on BBC One later in 2019.

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