Martin Kemp is returning to Birds of a Feather for the show’s feature-length Christmas special.
He returns as gangster Vince, who was last seen getting friendly with Dorien in the back of a hearse at Darryl’s funeral, and is now running a bar in Tangier.
In the Christmas special, Sharon (Pauline Quirke), Tracey (Linda Robson) and Dorien (Lesley Joseph) are in Tangier to search for Travis (Charlie Quirke) who has gone missing on his GAP year.
But when they attract the attention of some unwanted people, Vince comes to the ladies’ rescue.
Earlier this year ITV’s Comedy Commissioner Saskia Schuster said “Fans of the show have a real treat in store for them this Christmas.
“Travel can test the strongest of relationships, but when mayhem and mishap are thrown into the mix, how closely will our Birds of a Feather stick together?.”
Pauline Quirke said “Us birds all together abroad can only mean one thing – mayhem! I’m really looking forward to filming this feature length Christmas special with the ladies.”
Linda Robson said “Thank God it’s official, us birds are all going to be doing an hour long Christmas special not in Essex but we’re filming abroad for the first time in nearly 20 years.
“I’m so excited, the story line is brilliant and we’re all so looking forward to Shal, Trace and Dor going on an amazing adventure.”
Lesley Joseph said “I’m very excited to be flying abroad again with the birds for a Christmas special.
“I can only imagine the capers we’re going to get up to, I can’t wait to put the nails back on and create havoc wherever we land. Seriously though, I couldn’t be more happier to be working with two of my favourite people in the whole world.”