The Vicar of Dibly is returning with special lockdown Christmas episodes 1 week ago

The Vicar of Dibly is returning with special lockdown Christmas episodes

"I couldn't be happier. Bless you."

It's official, and if you're a fan of the long running series you will be thrilled to hear this news.

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Dawn French has signed on with the BBC to play the Vicar of Dibley, Geraldine Granger, for a Christmas special.

The Christmas special, which will feature the pandemic because that's just what happens now with TV shows, is aptly titled: The Vicar of Dibley In Lockdown.

Dawn said: "Back in the dog collar, back in Dibley and back on your telly at Christmas. I couldn't be happier. Bless you."

Producer Richard Curtis said: "like every village in the country, there's been a lot happening in Dibley this year - and Dawn has got a lot to say about it."

"Like every village in the country, there’s been a lot happening in Dibley this year – and Dawn has got a lot to say about it."

The BBC plan on airing three 10 minute episodes weekly and then all three sermons as a 30 minute episode which will air later over Christmas.

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The popular show had a good 13 year run but after a tease of Dawn in her robe during BBC's Big Night In earlier this year, everyone wanted more of the Vicar!

The summary for the show reads: "During lockdown, post lockdown and pre-another-lockdown, Geraldine has been writing and delivering monthly sermons to her parishioners via Zoom… when she can make it work."

Dawn is the only actor confirmed for the series, so we don't know who else is coming back from the original cast just yet.

But whether we're in lockdown or not this Christmas, at least there's loads of good tv to look forward to.