Jennifer Saunders' daughter Beattie Edmondson used to help her mum write her 'Absolutely Fabulous' scripts on the way to school.

Jennifer Saunders and Beattie Edmondson

Jennifer Saunders and Beattie Edmondson

The 33-year-old actress - whose father is comedian Ade Edmondson - has revealed that she and her sisters, Ella, 35, and Freya, 30, would "sort of" work on the script for the hit show when their 62-year-old parent took them to school.

During a game on 'Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable', she spilled; "Yeah it was actually me. Can you believe it, not a single credit."

Beattie made the confession during a game on the show, where her answer was: "I wrote my mum’s 'Ab Fab' scripts in the back of the car."And she explained: "It was dictated to me and my sisters by my mum in the back of the car on the way to school.

We would sort of write."

She added: "My mum literally used to write scripts on the way to read-throughs."

Jennifer, who played Edina alongside Joanna Lumley's Patsy on the iconic British sitcom, confessed: "It's absolutely true. Drop them at school, get on the train, go to read-through - hadn’t written it."

The 90s series - which ran from 1992 to 2012 and returned for a film in 2016 - starred Jennifer Saunders as PR agent Eddy Monsoon and Joanna as her glamour puss pal Patsy with the late June Whitfield playing her dotty mother.

Beattie played a waitress in a 2012 episode of 'Ab Fab', while she is set to star in 'The Pursuit of Love', an adaptation of the 1945 Nancy Mitford novel, alongside the likes of  Lily James and Andrew Scott as Louisa Radlett.

Meanwhile, fans hoping for 'Ab Fab' to return to screens will be disappointed.

TV veteran Joanna, 74, recently revealed Jennifer doesn't want to write any more episodes after the loss of June - who died in 2018 aged 93.

She said last month: "I do not think there will be any more 'Ab Fab', because Jennifer said she doesn't want to. That is the end of it. Jennifer wrote them. It is her baby. If she says no, it means no.

"Also without our beloved June Whitfield, who we all adored so much, it kind of puts it off balance slightly. We all agreed that was it. It is much better to leave something when people still remember it with affection, than banging on now when I look like what I do now."