Dawn French is now flying the rainbow flag proudly outside her home

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The Vicar of Dibley star has shown her support and solitary for the LGBT+ community by flying the rainbow flag high above her home.

Revealing the new instalment, Dawn explains that her husband bought the present for her 60th birthday, adding that she was given many options when it comes to which flag should be flying proudly first.

Turns out being proud was just on her mind as it was the rainbow flag that took pride of place.

She wrote on the tweet: “So, husband gets me a flagpole for big b’day.I receive many flags. Here’s the first one up.”

It was followed by the hashtag, “

Related: OMG! French and Saunders reuniting for a 30th anniversary Christmas special

It was confirmed earlier this year that Dawn will join Jennifer Saunders and return to our television screens this festive season with a parody of The Handmaid’s Tale and trashy reality TV.

“There’s some ­Handmaid’s Tale in there. We had fun with some of the costumes,” Dawn told The Mirror – the first official confirmation of the pair marking their French and Saunders 30th anniversary. 

The Christmas broadcast will also feature their take on the ever-growing rise of boozy reality shows filmed in holiday resorts and the success of reality television.

Related: Review: Dawn French in 30 Million Minutes

“I am shocked by how they behave,” Dawn tells. “You reckon they’d want to meet someone who would love, cherish and respect them. But instead they go out and get utterly hammered and are shagging in a bush and coming out and going ‘Yes!’, like men.

“The whole double act is an extension of our friendship, which still remains. We will be making each other laugh for ever but just not in front of an audience,” Dawn added about her friendship with the Ab Fab creator.

Jennifer throwing in: “Taking the piss out of people is a young person’s thing. It can start to look a bit tragic and bitter.”

The anniversary special is expected to air on BBC One on Christmas Day. The BBC confirmed that more details would be revealed “in due course”.

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