Jennifer Saunders Is Bringing Back Her Mamma Mia! Spoof For Comic Relief

"This is undoubtedly one of the silliest things I’ve done."

Jennifer Saunders will be back as Meryl Streep for an update to her infamous spoof of Mamma Mia! for Comic Relief.

Ten years on from her original sketch, the comic will pay tribute to last summer’s film sequel with her own take, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Yet Again!.

Jennifer Saunders as Donna in Mamma Mia!
Jennifer Saunders as Donna in Mamma Mia!

She will be joined, once again, by Alan Carr as Colin Firth’s Harry and Philip Glenister playing Pierce Brosnan’s Sam, as they recreate memorable moments and Abba musical numbers from the film.

Miranda Hart and Sue Perkins will also be returning as the producer and director. They will be joined by a host of other names, who are yet to be announced.

Speaking about returning to play Donna, who was portrayed by Meryl Streep in both films, Jennifer said: “If I could have lived on the fake Mamma Mia set for the last year, I would have been very happy. So I am very, very, very happy to be back.

“This is undoubtedly one of the silliest things I’ve done. But my god I enjoy it so much.”

This year’s Comic Relief will also see the reunion of the Four Weddings And A Funeral cast, who have filmed a special sequel 25 years on from the film’s original release.

Other fundraising activities include Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman’s 24-hour danceathon and a host of celebrities climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

However, the annual telethon has been somewhat overshadowed by the Stacey Dooley “white saviourism” row.

The documentary maker come under fire from MP David Lammy, who said she had perpetuated “tired and unhelpful stereotypes” after travelling to Africa to make an appeal film for the charity.

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