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Linda Robson reveals Birds of a Feather bosses suspicion she was too old and wanted to recast her and Pauline Quirke forward of show’s return

LINDA Robson has suggested Birds of a Feather producers wanted to recast her and Pauline Quirke as they feared they were “too old”.

The hit 90s sitcom returned to screens in 2014 after a 15 year break, with all of the strange expel in place.

Linda Robson has suggested Birds of a Feather bosses wanted to recast her role

Linda Robson has suggested Birds of a Feather bosses wanted to recast her role

But on today’s Loose Women, Linda pronounced it could have been a opposite conditions after initial conversations with bosses.

She said: “It’s humorous since when Birds of a Feather came back, we’d been off tele for 15 years and we did a theatre debate of it.
“The producers actually got in hold with Lesley Joseph and pronounced they were going to recast Sharon and Tracey since we’re too old to play the partial now.”

Linda stars alongside Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph in the show, which returned in 2014

Linda stars alongside Pauline Quirke and Lesley Joseph in the show, which returned in 2014

The 59-year-old plays Tracey Stubbs in the show, while Pauline, 57, stars as her sister Sharon Theodopolopodous.

Lesley, 71, plays their vast neighbour Dorien Green, who invariably has affairs with younger men and regales the siblings with her exploits.




When her associate panellists reacted with startle at what she was saying, she added: “They were going to make it but Sharon and Tracey since they wanted younger actresses in.
“Then they also went to us and pronounced they were going to get a new Dorien in, we meant they were personification games with us all.”

Linda suggested how producers suspicion she and Pauline were too old for the parts

Linda suggested how producers suspicion she and Pauline were too old for the parts

Thankfully the 3 actresses are all close in genuine life, so shortly worked out what was going on.

She added: “I meant apparently we’re all friends and we all pronounce to any other and pronounced there’s no way we’re doing this but the 3 of us and getting the strange writers back.

The Loose Women row were repelled at her revelation

The Loose Women row were repelled at her revelation

“But we meant what a liberty! Because we’re getting too old for the part.”

Thankfully it all worked out very good in the end, as Birds of a Feather returned for a 10th series in Jan 2014 before an 11th deteriorate was filmed after in the year.

Series 12 then followed in 2016, and the expel filmed a Christmas Special in Malta, as good as picking up a TV Choice Award in Sep last year.


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