Dawn French is planning to return to TV in a new sitcom.

Dawn French has revealed she's got a new sitcom in the works

Dawn French has revealed she's got a new sitcom in the works

'The Vicar of Dibley' star has revealed she's working on a top secret new project which she's hoping to launch either at the end of 2024 or in early 2025 but Dawn has admitted she can't say too much about the new show aside from confirming she's going to be in it.

During an appearance on 'Tonight with Andrew Marr' on LBC radio, she explained: "There are plans afoot. I can't tell you too much about it at the moment.

"But at the end of next year or beginning of the following year there will be a sitcom and I will be in it."

She went on to talk about the struggle her comedy partner Jennifer Saunders faced when she was trying to get her sitcom 'Absolutely Fabulous' made back in the 1990s.

Dawn added: "I remember Jennifer [Saunders] telling me how difficult it was to get 'Absolutely Fabulous' off the ground, because her characters were smoking, drinking, and falling over and being complete eejits.

"But you know, it all seems so mild now … Let's be inappropriate, let's wear purple, let's just push the edges a little bit and laugh at ourselves when we get it a bit wrong."

When asked if she thinks comedy has become too "vanilla" these days, Dawn replied: "'No, because there's everything. There's everything for everyone. I would fight tooth and nail for people to be as offensive as they want to be.

"Hatred? No. I think we do know when something sneaks into completely unacceptable incitement to hatred. I think we all know when that's the case.

"And of course, it's just not funny. That's the facts. It is just not funny to anyone except for the one person who thinks it is, who usually has lost their marbles."