Jennifer Saunders’ daughter Beattie, 33, reveals she wrote Absolutely Fabulous scripts

She’s a celebrated comedy writer who is best known for the hilarious comedy series alongside Joanna Lumley. 

Yet Jennifer Saunders’ daughter Beattie, 33, has revealed that she used to write some of the Absolutely Fabulous scripts in the car on the way to school.        

Speaking on Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, she confessed: ‘Yeah it was actually me. Can you believe it, not a single credit.’ 

Hilarious! Jennifer Saunders' daughter Beattie, 33, has revealed that she used to write some of the Absolutely Fabulous scripts in the car on the way to school

Hilarious! Jennifer Saunders' daughter Beattie, 33, has revealed that she used to write some of the Absolutely Fabulous scripts in the car on the way to school

Hilarious! Jennifer Saunders’ daughter Beattie, 33, has revealed that she used to write some of the Absolutely Fabulous scripts in the car on the way to school 

The revelation came as part of a game where guests had to fill in the missing words to a confession. 

When Beattie’s answer was revealed it read: ‘I wrote my mum’s Ab Fab scripts in the back of the car.’

She explained: ‘It was dictated to me and my sisters by my mum in the back of the car on the way to school. 

Shocking: Speaking on Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, she confessed: 'Yeah it was actually me. Can you believe it, not a single credit.'

Shocking: Speaking on Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, she confessed: 'Yeah it was actually me. Can you believe it, not a single credit.'

Shocking: Speaking on Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, she confessed: ‘Yeah it was actually me. Can you believe it, not a single credit.’

‘We would sort of write, “and then Patsy says: “Oh darling, get some more Bolly” or something.’

Jennifer, who was on the show alongside her daughter, hid behind her hands in embarrassment as the confession was discussed by Beattie and Mel. 

‘My mum literally used to write scripts on the way to read-throughs,’ revealed the star’s daughter. 

Homework: The revelation came as part of a game where guests had to fill in the missing words to a confession. When Beattie's answer was revealed it read: 'I wrote my mum¿s Ab Fab scripts in the back of the car.'

Homework: The revelation came as part of a game where guests had to fill in the missing words to a confession. When Beattie's answer was revealed it read: 'I wrote my mum¿s Ab Fab scripts in the back of the car.'

Homework: The revelation came as part of a game where guests had to fill in the missing words to a confession. When Beattie’s answer was revealed it read: ‘I wrote my mum’s Ab Fab scripts in the back of the car.’

‘It’s absolutely true,’ admitted Jennifer. ‘Drop them at school, get on the train, go to read-through – hadn’t written it,’ she recalled. 

A much-loved series, Absolutely Fabulous ran from 1992-2012.  The show followed the misadventures of two best friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone. 

In 2016, Jennifer and Joanna also starred in a feature length film based on the show, which guest starred Kate Moss. 

Funny! Jennifer, who was on the show alongside her daughter, hid behind her hands in embarrassment as the confession was discussed by Beattie and Mel

Funny! Jennifer, who was on the show alongside her daughter, hid behind her hands in embarrassment as the confession was discussed by Beattie and Mel

Funny! Jennifer, who was on the show alongside her daughter, hid behind her hands in embarrassment as the confession was discussed by Beattie and Mel 

And the scandal didn’t stop there as Beattie said: ‘It’s not the most unforgivable thing she’s done as a mother. 

‘She made me watch Alien with her when I was eight because she was too scared to watch it on her own.’

Jennifer shares Beattie with her husband Ade Edmondson who she’s been happily married to for 36 years. The couple also have two other daughters: Ella, 35, and Freya, 30. 

Classic! A much-loved series, Absolutely Fabulous ran from 1992-2012. The show followed the misadventures of two best friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (pictured in 1994 show still)

Classic! A much-loved series, Absolutely Fabulous ran from 1992-2012. The show followed the misadventures of two best friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (pictured in 1994 show still)

Classic! A much-loved series, Absolutely Fabulous ran from 1992-2012. The show followed the misadventures of two best friends Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (pictured in 1994 show still) 

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