Dame Edna returns to the BBC

Dame Edna Everage is returning to British television after a 10-year absence.

Dame Edna Everage is returning to British television after a 10-year absence.

Creator Barry Humphries is working on a comedy chat show for BBC1.

It would be the housewife superstar's first regular series since her LWT show ended in 1993.

Dame Edna has recently appeared as a recurring character in Ally McBeal, and hosted a segment of the Queen's jubilee celebration Party At The Palace.

Her new series, provisionally titled ENN, purports to be a half-hour extract from a continual Edna broadcast, MediaGuardian.co.uk reports.

"The show implies Dame Edna has never been off the air. It's just that the BBC has never been able to get her," said a source.

BBC1 controller Lorraine Heggessey reportedly signed a deal with Humphries after seeing Dame Edna's live show in the US.

More in this section

img MPU


Join our host Irish Examiner Life/Style Editor, Esther McCarthy with guests Caroline Casey, Emer O'Neill, Edel Coffey and Dr. Tara Shine as we make a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

ieFood pic
ieFood Logo

In the Kitchen with

 Video Series

Join Colm O'Gorman in his kitchen as he makes flatbreads in minutes and crispy air fryer chicken. Explore why he thinks chilli is the spice of life, and find out why his 50-year-old food mixer is his most important piece of kitchen equipment.

Puzzles logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.


The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up