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Dawn French hailed 'ageless goddess' in unrecognisable snap as she debuts new hair
Dawn French looks completely unrecognisable from her recent edgy hair styling stints as she debuts a "new" hairstyle that pleases her fans and has left her branded as "youthful".Known for her short brunette bob and choppy fringe, the 61-year-old national treasure made the headlines when she ditched her trademark look for something a little more natural - shocking fans and embracing the grey.READ MORE: Dawn French, 64, wows fans with dramatic hair transformation as she styles grey locksThe Vicar Of Dibley actress and comedian, like so many of us, was faced with hair salon closures during the coronavirus lockdowns - which meant she needed to switch it up.During the pandemic, the actress revealed her new pixie cut, quiff and natural hair grey colour - but has now backtracked ever so slightly.Welcoming back her fringe and debuting her "new look", on Saturday (August 6) Dawn took to Twitter and shared a snap with her fanbase.Posing in her car after a hair appointment, Dawn snapped a high-angled selfie where she could be seen rocking a freshly chopped fringe."Ah, there she is …#returnofthefringe," she wrote alongside the photo.Fans were quick to comment on the nostalgic hair 'do, with many tweeting the star."Love your short hair too but, 'hello old friend'," penned one, as someone else said: "Just an ageless goddess really!"Another went on to urge: "Don't dye it though. As you are rocking the natural grey.""It's cute and weirdly youthful," added a fourth.A fifth then sweetly wrote: "@Dawn_French I actually smiled at your fringe this morning, thanks for that."While a sixth swooned: "You do look younger Dawn.
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Dawn French praised by fans as she 'confirms attendance' at King Charles' proclamation
Dawn French has "confirmed" her "attendance" at King Charles III's proclamation event in a hilarious tweet.Following on from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's death on Thursday, September 8 - her son and heir to the throne instantly became King.Today (September 10), the City of London saw the Privy Council gather with King Charles, Camilla Queen Consort, and the Prince of Wales, in order to formerly announce Charles as the new Monarch.READ NEXT: BBC suffers awkward 'vagina' subtitle blunder during King Charles coverageWith the historic event airing on television for the first time, the nation watched on while mourning the late Queen as the Monarch was announced, formerly, on screens up and down the kingdom.Taking to Twitter, Dawn - who had clearly tuned into the event - posted a snap of a member from the procession at King Charles III's proclamation when she penned: "I’ve been quite busy this morning…"Making the hilarious jibe at herself, Dawn clearly saw a resemblance between herself and the lady dressed in uniform at the event which took place at St James' Palace.For more of the latest showbiz news from Daily Star, make sure you sign up for one of our newsletters here.Twitter went absolutely wild after the Vicar Of Dibley actress and comedian made the hilarious comment - which seemed to lighten the mood of the nation ever so slightly amid these dark days."I’m sorry but this is hilarious of Dawn French to say," penned one of her followers."God I love her," exclaimed another while a third said: "This has tickled me."A fourth declared: "The Vicar of Dibley has been promoted!!!!""Absolutely brilliant, although I thought it was Elton John at first," joked a fifth.While someone else branded Dawn "a national treasure" and
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Dawn French says women 'b****ed up' equality with men due to 'orange skin' and 'big lips'
Kardashian-style figures".Dawn revealed on the podcast that she thinks "peacocking" is fine during performance, but not in real life.Meanwhile in her everyday life, she admits she prefers the figure of a "crunchy w****r".The comedian continued that she will love imperfect people all the more for their flaws."I’m going to laugh so hard if you’ve made a bigger mistake than me," she exclaimed.“I will be sympathetic to your humiliation at your error and I will love you even more as a result."The star has also spoken about how she felt obliged to fit in with a feminine stereotype during her career as an author."I had to fight against the kind of book covers that were suggested to me only amiably by my publishers," she admitted."They would have loved me to have cupcakes, and kitten heels, and someone on a swing… and a girly, approachable, female, cosy, cardigan."In spite of her dislike of women choosing to work on an image of perfection, Dawn lost more than seven stone when she split up with ex-husband Lenny Henry.She achieved it with a strict regime of low-calorie meals and exercise.However, following her dramatic weight loss journey back in 2014, she now admits that she has piled the pounds back on.Initially she had been afraid for her health following advice that she was at risk from uterine cancer.She was forced to lose 7.5 stone from her 19 stone frame on doctors' orders before she could undergo a hysterectomy procedure to protect herself, but now she says she is back to her former self and has declared she "doesn't give a f***".
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Dawn French, 64, wows fans with dramatic hair transformation as she styles grey locks
Dawn French fans said the comedian was "looking hot" as she unveiled a dramatic hair makeover.The Vicar Of Dibley star, 64, is best known for having dark brown locks, which she has often worn in a tidy bob over the years.But in recent months she has allowed the grey to come through and now sports a full head of silvery hair, with a rather modern undercut.READ MORE: Dawn French admits she's at 'gates of hell' as she preps for teeth transformationTaking her transformation one step further, the French And Saunders star has now swirled her locks into a chic quiff.Unveiling her new look in a snap on Instagram she hinted that she'd been at some sort of event by teasing: "I done a sekrit fing last night… shhhh!"However, she didn't elaborate on what she'd been up to.Dawn looked seriously glam with her eye-catching hair-do and sultry eye make-up, including smoky shadow and lashings of black mascara, which she paired with a pale pink lipstick.She was dressed in some sort of ruffly black number and blinged up her look with a striking silver earring in the shape of a star.Fans thought the celeb looked "fabulous" in the snap, which had racked up more than 18,000 likes just a few hours after Dawn uploaded it to her grid."Absolutely stunning," one person posted in the comments section."What gorgeous fun looks you are achieving with your new look!!" said another, calling Dawn "inspirational".Someone else wrote: "You really suit the s*** out of your hair style and colour.
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Jennifer Saunders admits performance with Dawn French she was 'ashamed of'
Jennifer, giggling, replied: "Dawn and I have played some Irish nuns in a sketch once."I do remember my accent went around the world and I am slightly ashamed of that."Jennifer then discussed her love for habits, the name of nuns' overalls.She continued: "A habit is a great thing because you don't have to think about your hair and makeup and you can get the size of a house inside a habit, it doesn't matter."All shapes and sizes, it's amazing!"Jennifer was referring to a French and Saunders sketch titled Three Irish nuns at the Vatican.In the short sketch, viewers were left in stitches as the nuns not only visit the Pope but also go to the Vatican store to pick up items like Pope bath salts.Jennifer will be playing Mother Superior in the West End musical.The production features Clive Role as Eddie Souther.Jennifer will also star alongside the likes of Beverley Knight, Keala Settle, and Lesley Joseph.Speaking about the delayed musical, producer James Wilson said: "Hallelujah! We are thrilled to be finally sharing the news of this stellar cast and cannot thank audiences enough for their patience and support for the production since we first announced way back in 2019."I am so excited that the immense talents of Jennifer Saunders and Beverley Knight will be leading the company."Also with the equally talented Keala Settle, Lesley Joseph, Clive Rowe and Lizzie Bea completing our all star principal cast."Based on the iconic movie, this tribute to the universal power of friendship, sisterhood and music tells the hilarious story of the disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder.She is then forced to hide in a convent, where she has to become a nun.
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‘It was brutal’ Jennifer Saunders felt angry after 'no one warned her’ about health battle
Jennifer Saunders has opened up about her “brutal” health battle.The French and Saunders star said “no one warned her” about her upcoming struggles and claimed she “just felt angry” at the time.Jennifer, 63, is best known for being one half of the comedy duo French and Saunders with fellow actress Dawn French, 64.After co-creating and starring in the comedy sketch show, she later received acclaim for her sitcom Absolutely Fabulous.While she has pointed out the benefits of “not taking yourself too seriously”, Jennifer has faced more than her fair share of health problems in the past.In 2010, the star announced she had been diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 51, undergoing a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.Speaking in a new interview, Jennifer reflected: “The cancer was caught early enough, and I had doctors I trusted.“I just had to make it easy for the doctors to do what they had to do, by doing what they told me and behaving myself.”While Jennifer lived through harsh rounds of chemotherapy and life-changing surgery, she went on to explain that “crushing into the menopause” was challenging.The actress explained was suddenly plunged into the menopause post-cancer after taking medication to treat the disease.“I did crash into menopause a bit,” she remembered. “It was quite brutal, especially because no one warned me.“Doctors deal with their own speciality and if you face cancer, they deal with the cancer.“But if you go on tamoxifen it stops you having any oestrogen and I don’t think they quite understand how that mentally affects you,” she added.“You don’t quite know what you should feel like, so you think, ‘Is this depression? I don’t know.
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Saturday Night fans baffled over ITV contestant has same name as famous TV star
Saturday Night Takeaway fans were left dumbfounded as a contestant took to the stage to play Kiddie-oke and boasted the same name as Vicar of Dibley star Dawn French.The identical name caused quite a stir on the programme and online, with host Declan Donnelly, 46, jokingly asking the next player: "You're not Jennifer Saunders are you?"Fans of the ITV programme appeared to be even more baffled by the name coincidence and took to Twitter to comment.One person quipped: "Jennifer Saunders up next #SaturdayNightTakeaway," followed by laughing emojis.Another added: "I'll give Dawn credit there that was a hard song to sing #SaturdayNightTakeaway."A third said: "Yes, bring back French And Saunders on Saturday nights. #SaturdayNightTakeaway."While a fourth online user jibed: "Dawn French on #SaturdayNightTakeaway @Dawn_French."Dawn was hoping to be in with a chance of bagging the top prize of £500 as she attempted to guess the track.While the contestant who shared the same name with comedian and TV star Dawn French, seemed to know the words to the song, she failed to recall the title which was Summer Of 69.Another hilarious and unplanned moment arose during the game when Claire stepped up to the microphone.Rather than saying her name when asked by host's Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, she instead announced where she was from.
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Comic Relief Red Nose Day hosts now - heartbreak, co-star romances and health battle
BBC fundraiser Comic Relief is back on our TV screens on this weekend.The long running programme was founded in 1986 by stars including Lenny Henry, and has since featured some of the biggest names of stage, screen and film including Alan Carr, Tess Daley, Chris Evans and Graham Norton.Its 2022 show will also feature huge celebrities including David Tennant, Davina McCall, Alesha Dixon, Zoe Ball and of course, Sir Lenny Henry, to name a few.Ahead of the highly anticipated event, Daily Star has taken a look at where some of the hosts, past and present, are now.Lenny Henry was one of the stars to co-found Comic Relief back in 1986 and has regularly hosted the charity fundraising programme throughout the years.Having risen to fame as a comedian, he made his way into television through the talent competition New Faces in 1976, at the age of just 16 years old.From there it was onwards and upwards, as he also appeared on Tiswas, The Fosters and starring as multiple characters in 1986's Lenny Henry Tonite and The Lenny Henry Show.He has most recently appeared in Doctor Who as Daniel Barton, Broadchurch as Ed Bennett and The Syndicate as Godfrey Watson, as well as being listed as appearing in the new Lord of the Rings TV series.His career also led him to his future wife and fellow comedian Dawn French, who he was married to from 1984-2010, and with who he has one daughter Billie Henry.The couple divorced in 2010, but Dawn French told The Mirror that she and Lenny are still very close friends, saying: "Remarkably, we seem to have shifted with relative ease from a 25-year marriage to a lasting friendship.“I am amazed by us – there is no war, we’ve turned out to be the best of friends."Zoe Ball is no stranger to presenting roles,
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'We have our wars' Dawn French and Lenny Henry's fraught relationship with daughter Billie
Dawn French, 64, revealed their “bizarre” relationship meant they could no longer live under the same roof.The Vicar of Dibley actress admitted her daughter, now 30, had moved out of the family home at the age of 24.Dawn French and her ex-husband Sir Lenny Henry adopted Billie Henry when she was just two weeks old.She said their relationship causes “frequent wars”.While they love each other, they do not always get along, she told the Daily Mail in 2015.She joked that there “would be murder” if they had continued to live under the same roof.However, her daughter’s new house, at the time, was only 12 minutes away, so they still both lived in Cornwall.Shooting to fame as part of the French and Saunders duo in the eighties and nineties, Dawn also admitted that motherhood had been a challenge for her.“I expected that if you nurture [a child], like a tomato plant, it grows towards the light, and surely if your mum is someone who wants to have fun with you and have adventures and read with you and spend time with you, how could you ever have a war?,” she said.“But I haven’t got a kid who wants to read with me and have adventures with me, I’ve got a different kind of kid who’s a different set of challenges and that’s been my lesson.“Nothing is ever what you think it’s going to be at all.”Dawn said the love between them is what keeps her going through the challenges of motherhood.“If the love wasn’t there I don’t know how we’d survive all this other stuff."Despite the ups and downs, Dawn has described her daughter as ‘the greatest achievement’ in her life.She explained: “Our relationship exists in a bizarre kind of process of peacetime, small battles, war.“The peacetime is much more than the other two energies, but we have our
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Dawn French says breasts starting resemble a 'sad dog looking' after going 'southwards'
BBC sketch show French and Saunders and her lead role in The Vicar of Dibley.The actress boasts a rather large set of assets, and in a new interview she has revealed the challenges that come with her ageing body.The comedian boasts a 42G cup size and has admitted that the older she has got, the more problematic they are becoming.Speaking about the issue, she said: "If the full bra is off and I’ve smartened myself up and had a flannel wash."If I look straight on – and I love them, really love them, they’ve gone southwards a little bit now, but I don’t mind that, it’s all in the name of bosoms – they look a little bit like a sad dog looking at you."She continued to The Daily Star: "That’s the feeling I get when I look at my areola and nipple area."It's like the eyes of a needy dog."Dawn does still enjoy having such a "bouncy" chest, however she does admit there are challenges for her.She continued: "I'm very, very fond of my t*ts, I love them, I'm very fond of them, they're big, they’re bouncy, they are a little playground for me and others to enjoy but I sort of wish they could screw on and screw off.The comedian admitted she hasn't been able to run since she was about six, and has never been able to wear a spaghetti dress because there are no comfortable bras for her.She admitted: "There are just days when I wish they weren't there and other days when I'm very glad they are."Dawn recently opened up about her brain tumour scare in 2014, while she was doing a stand-up tour.The French and Saunders star was diagnosed with vertigo back in 2014 whilst she was busy performing her 30 Million Minutes tour.Dawn even had to take a walking stick with her on stage as she became afraid of falling over.Speaking on Michelle Visage's
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Dawn French's brain tumour scare while she battled vertigo during 2014 stand-up tour
Comedian Dawn French has opened up about the brain tumour scare she experienced whilst battling vertigo in 2014. During her stand-up tour, Dawn’s condition was so bad it left her feeling like her head was “collapsing inwards”. The French and Saunders star, 64, was diagnosed with vertigo back in 2014 whilst she was busy performing her 30 Million Minutes tour. Dawn even had to take a walking stick with her on stage as she became afraid of falling over.Speaking on Michelle Visage's Rule Breakers podcast, Dawn admitted that the condition left her terrified as she couldn’t understand “what is up and what is down”. She explained: “It is like my skull is a room and the whole of the top is collapsing inwards, and everything starts spinning.“It's like being very drunk and not understanding what is up and what is down.“And for a while they thought I might have a brain tumour,” Dawn revealed. The comedian went on to detail how the neurologist had told her the condition was triggered by the side-lighting on stage, explaining that she had nothing to “latch” her eyes onto due to the darkness where the audience were sat.Dawn also admitted that performing on a raked stage sloping downwards towards the audience made her feel that she wasn't “upright", which only made things worse. She added: “I took a stick on stage with me and I would make my two legs very wide on stage and I would put the stick in front of me like a tripod so that I had something to stand up to.“It was like being on a buffeting boat or something.
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Dawn French says she didn’t like “posh” Jennifer Saunders when they first met
Since the final episode of the show, the duo have worked together on various ventures.Some of their joint projects were a podcast and a radio programme.Dawn has previously spoken out on her friendship with Jennifer and how she was "conflicted" with jealousy when Jennifer’s sitcom Absolutely Fabulous gained success.The legendary duo had been set to make another series of French and Saunders in 1991, but Dawn and her then-husband Lenny Henry adopted their daughter Billie, and Dawn was unable to film.So Jennifer used the studio they had booked to try out her new show with Joanna Lumley instead.However, Dawn was a sounding board for ideas alongside US comedian Ruby Wax, 68, before the launch of Absolutely Fabulous.Speaking on Rylan Clark's Ry-Union podcast last year, Dawn explained: "When Jennifer got her scripts ready she used to pass them by me, and sometimes she used to pass them by Ruby."Ruby was definitely involved [in Ab Fab], and Jennifer really relied on Ruby as time went on."I did a few little bits in the show, obviously, and if she asked me to look at anything I would do that...but then she got confident with it and off she went."I got very conflicted about her massive success with Ab Fab. You know when your sister does really well at something? You're like, 'Oh good for you, good for you...
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Dawn French on 'real trigger' for hair transformation after 'alarming' hairdresser
Good Housekeeping magazine, where she appears on the cover of April issue which is on sale now, the actress opened up how her new hair journey came about.And, of course, it all comes down to lockdown."The real trigger came during the lockdowns when I was dying my hair myself, and I just couldn’t be bothered to keep doing it," she explained."So I let my natural grey come through."I also cut some of it myself - to my hairdresser's alarm!"It’s much shorter than I’m used to now and I do have certain 'grrr' moments when I’m going out and I don’t know how to style it - I would literally give my old hair 13 minutes of my time each day - but the plan is to grow it again like my old hairstyle."She pondered the future of her hair, telling the publication: "I'm curious to see what the bob might look like with a good strong grey."Dawn previously spoke of her new do on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 show, where she admitted she does miss her signature bob.A post shared by Dawn French (@dawnrfrench)She has been rocking her chic dark bob for as long as we can remember, but since the change-up, she's very much feeling the low maintenance."We spend so much time and money on it; I'm very guilty of that, I loved my hair!" she told Zoe."Took me 13 minutes to do it everyday."I loved that bob but I'm ready for this now and not to be dying it anymore."She also spoke of her hopes for a full grey bob in the future, but admitted she will turn back to the dye if she doesn't like it.Dawn added: "If I get to the point - it'll take a while to grow - if we get there and I don't like it, guess what?""We're going to dye it!" she exclaimed as Zoe cheered.And a fresh look warrants a fresh project, as she returns to live comedy this year with her new one-woman
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