Dawn French cut a relaxed figure as she arrived at BBC Radio 2 studios on Friday morning ahead of her appearance on Zoe Ball’s breakfast show.
The comedian, 65, wore a black floral-embroidered t-shirt, which she teamed with coordinating joggers and trainers, while wrapping up with a matching coat.
In the studio, she promotes the upcoming second leg of her tour – titled Dawn French Is A Huge Tw*t, joined by Gregory Porter and Romesh Ranganathan.
Emergence: Dawn French cut a relaxed figure in a black t-shirt and joggers as she arrived at BBC Radio 2 studios on Friday morning, ahead of her appearance on Zoe Ball’s breakfast show
Speaking to the presenter about her tour, Dawn said: “I did 30 dates in the first leg, mostly to see if I liked doing it and to see if the show really worked.”
‘I loved it so much. I try to include stories about the bad decisions I’ve made throughout my life and how I got through a career full of mistakes.
Dawn continued, “What makes me love people are their flaws, and we live in a time where there are filters and everyone has to look perfect and we aspire to this, that or the other…and I’m just not.
“I love all the jagged edges of people, that’s what connects me, so I thought – ‘Okay, I’m going to get up on stage and tell people a lot of the mistakes I’ve made.
Rise and shine: The actress, 65, wore a black t-shirt with floral embroidery, which she teamed with coordinating joggers and sneakers, while wrapping up with a matching coat
Good morning! She took the time to sign her autograph for the dedicated fans, who were eagerly awaiting her arrival
The second leg of the “Dawn French Is A Huge Tw*t” tour will begin in October 2023, before ending in December.
On Thursday, Dawn took to Instagram to announce her brand new tour dates.
In a caption, she told her followers, “Back on tour next year!” Link for tickets in my bio. ROLL UP!’
Fans flocked to respond in excitement at the announcement, as famous faces Fearne Cotton and Amanda Abbington joined in the act as the latter wrote, “Oh I’m HERE.”
Looking good: The actress added a stylish beret to her outfit as she left the studios later
Hilarious: In the studio, she promoted the second leg of her tour with Gregory Porter and Romesh Ranganathan
Promotion: Speaking to the presenter about her tour, Dawn said: ‘I did 30 dates in the first leg, mostly to see if I liked doing it and to see if the show really worked’
Opening: She added: “I enjoyed it so much. I try to include stories about the bad decisions I made throughout my life and how I got through a career full of ‘errors’
It comes after Dawn and Jennifer Saunders reunited for a new M&S Food 2022 Christmas advert as the Fairy and Duckie characters get into the festive spirit.
Although it’s only November 1, the new promo shows Dawn’s character, Fairy, looking for a new festive friend.
She flies down the Christmas tree looking for potential options, but encounters a nutcracker and a lobster ball and they just won’t make it.
Thinking outside the box, she sprinkles some of her magic on the dog’s toy, Duckie, who is voiced by 64-year-old Jennifer.
They are back! It comes after Dawn and Jennifer Saunders reunite for a new M&S Food 2022 Christmas advert as Fairy and Duckie characters get into the festive spirit
However, there are issues in store when Duckie tells Fairy she is falling apart as she begins to lose some of her prank.
But Fairy comes up with a plan to make sure Duckie is filled with Christmas spirit instead.
But just when everything seems to be going well, the family dog arrives chasing Duckie around the room, causing her to run away.
After that, there’s only one last treat to come from Fairy which sprinkles a little more magic into the room, creating a table full of a tasty treat.
As she was surrounded by turkey, pigs in blankets and cheese, Fairy said, “We’re going to have the best Christmas ever.”
But as that pesky dog barks at Ducky, she quickly replies, “Yeah, but I think I could celebrate it here on the buffet, if that’s okay.”
Icons: French and Saunders, 63, started working together when they met in their early twenties in 1978, with their eponymous sketch show first airing on BBC Two in 1987 (pictured in 2016)