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Twitter explodes with delight as French and Saunders reunite as Gogglebox poshos

The comedy duo's take on Giles and Mary was a hit

Iconic comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders reunited after a decade apart – and Twitter absolutely erupted with delight.

The pair returned to the BBC on Christmas night with their hilarious sketch show, 300 Years of French and Saunders.

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Unsurprisingly, the show delighted fans and viewers were left in fits of hysterics – especially at a sketch which saw them dress up as posh Gogglebox couple Giles and Mary.

French and Saunders as Giles and Mary was a Christmas hit (Credit: BBC)

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders were praised on Twitter for their ‘genius’ adaption of the Channel 4 stars in their popular sketch show – which is celebrating 30 years on air.

Iconic comedy duo Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French were together again (Credit: FameFlynet)

Tweeters described the duo’s take on Giles and Mary as ‘brilliant’ and the ‘greatest thing they’d ever seen’.

One viewer even called for the original Gogglebox faves to be made to watch the sketch on the telly programme dissection show saying it would create a ‘weird paradox’.

Dawn looked unrecognisable as po-faced Giles, dressed in a sleeveless knitted jumper and navy shirt.

And Jennifer seemed right at home, curled up on the sofa as unimpressed wife Mary.

On Christmas Day, the comedy duo went back to where it all began in the mid eighties, as the BBC celebrated the best of French And Saunders.

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They have reunited on several occasions for various projects but this particular union drove fans crazy.

Jennifer’s take on Gogglebox’s Mary was uncanny (Credit: BBC)

The popular Christmas special also included their own hilarious take on Wonder Woman, The Handmaid’s Tale, Thor and the Kar-crash-sians!

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