Kylie Minogue is 'over the moon' about singing the theme song for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie


Kylie Minogue has said she is "over the moon" after recording the theme song for the forthcoming Absolutely Fabulous film.

The 48-year-old pop princess has covered Bob Dylan hit This Wheel's On Fire, which was featured in the original BBC One series.

Show creator and scriptwriter Jennifer Saunders reprises her role as Edina 'Eddy' Monsoon and Joanna Lumley returns as Patsy Stone for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Talking about her involvement, Kylie told The Sun: "As a huge fan of the Ab Fab series and both Jennifer and Joanna, I'm over the moon to be singing the theme song."

In the film, Patsy and Eddy are blamed for a major incident at a fashionable launch party and find themselves pursued by paparazzi.

The two decide to flee to the French Riviera - and despite being penniless, they come up with a plan to make a new life for themselves among the super rich.

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders return for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Not much plot is given away, but the scene is set for more funny adventures with the self-absorbed duo.

Julia Sawalha is back as Eddy's daughter Saffy and June Whitfield returns as Eddy's mum. Jane Horrocks also revives her role as Bubbles.

The star-studded cast includes appearances from Kim Kardashian West, Harry Styles, Kathy Burke, Emma Bunton, Kate Moss, Rebel Wilson and Cara Delevingne.

Dame Joan Collins (John Shearer/Invision)

There are also cameos from Dame Joan Collins, Jerry Hall, Tinie Tempah, Perez Hilton, Sadie Frost, Jean Paul Gaultier and even Rylan Clark-Neal.

Absolutely Fabulous started life as a sketch on the French And Saunders show before becoming a series in its own right in 1992.

Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders starring in Absolutely Fabulous in 2001

The adventures of two women growing old disgracefully captured the imagination and the BBC series even became a cult hit in the US.

The original BBC run ended in 2002, but the show made three special returns to mark the 20th anniversary.

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is released on July 1 in the UK.