British actress Joanna Lumley has revealed a shocking possibility about her beloved Absolutely Fabulous character PATSY STONE.

The Avengers actress plays the man-eating, chain-smoking, champagne-quaffing aged 'it girl' opposite Jennifer Saunders' addled hippie EDINA in the upcoming fifth series of the cult BBC show.

But the new episodes may have something of a shock in store for fans of fashion-crazed Patsy.

Joanna giggles, "In the new episodes we flash back into her past again, and there's more on the fact that she may have been a man with a moustache."

Celebrities including Elton John, Minnie Driver and BABY SPICE EMMA BUNTON will guest star in the new series.

08/10/2003 13:32