ITV has confirmed that Martin Kemp is to star in the upcoming Birds of a Feather Christmas special.
The feature length instalment, airing as part of ITV’s festive schedules this year, will see the Spandau Ballet and former EastEnders star reprise his role as gangster Vince, who was last seen getting friendly with Dorien (Lesley Joseph) in the back of a hearse at Darryl’s funeral in the twelfth series of the sitcom earlier this year.
In the storyline Vince runs a bar in Tangier and comes to the ladies rescue when they attract the attention of some unwanted people. The birds are in Tangier to search for Travis (Charlie Quirke) who has gone missing on his GAP year.
Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, the show follows Essex sisters Sharon Theodopolopodos and Tracey Stubbs and their man crazy friend Dorien Green.
The series began in 1989 on BBC One with nine series airing on the channel until 1998. In 2014, following a successful stage version, ITV revived the comedy.