Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders will reunite in a Comic Relief episode of The Repair Shop. 

The pair will reprise their characters 'The Extras' for the BBC charity special. 

French and Saunders will play two fame-hungry women trying to get a free fix in the shop.

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French said: “I don’t think we’ve ever said no to Comic Relief because it just is too important, and because it’s from our community and we were there right at the very beginning.

“I know that the money is spent correctly, and I know that there are projects that are ongoing that need us to be ongoing and I wouldn’t ever want to let anyone down, so I think the more that we can do to boost and support, the better!”

Saunders said: “As I watched The Repair Shop, I thought all I could ever see was these characters going into The Repair Shop, or me and Dawn, pretending to mend something or imitating the characters.

“You know, I just thought, this is the show for us.”

“Then Comic Relief said we’ve got The Repair Shop and it was like the perfect thing, it was so perfect!”

French and Saunders rose to fame with their comedy sketches which were first broadcast in 1987 and ended in 2005. 

The Repair Shop host Jay Blades will also feature in the show and has said it will be a 'real treat' for fans. 

Blades said: “I can’t believe the chaos that those two caused!

“We’re always surprised by what we see in the barn, but trust me, we’ve not seen anything like this before – you must watch it to see how funny it was.

Falmouth Packet: Julie Tatchell, Jay Blades and Amanda Middleditch (BBC/Ricochet Ltd/Steve Peskett)Julie Tatchell, Jay Blades and Amanda Middleditch (BBC/Ricochet Ltd/Steve Peskett)

“For fans of the show it’s a real treat!”

Resident repairers Julie Tatchell and Amanda Middleditch, also known as the 'Teddy Bear Ladies', will be focused on fixing another special guest’s prize possession.

:: The Red Nose Day 2022 Comic Relief TV special will air at 7pm on Friday March 18.

::: The Repair Shop will return to BBC on weekdays at 3.45pm from March 14.