Dame Edna EverageBBC Radio 2 bring glamour and sophistication into the world of radio tomorrow as housewife turned gigastar Dame Edna hosts her own two hour radio show.

Dame Edna Everage will throw open her record collection for the Radio 2 audience for a very special Boxing Day programme in Dame Edna’s Christmas Leftovers.

It’s the day after the big day before and taking time off from her farewell tour of the nation – the great dame will be offering help and advice on how to cope with the ordeal of… Boxing Day.

She’s come a long way from the antipodean Christmases she spent with her late husband Norm and children – Bruce, Kenny and Valmai at Moonee Ponds in Melbourne. Little did Mrs Everage know that in years to come she would Dame Edna Everagecount Queens, Kings, Presidents, Pop Stars and Prime Ministers on her Christmas Card list. A simple housewife, journalist, talk show host, swami, spin doctor, megastar and icon she is surely along with Olivia Newton-John, Kylie Minogue and Nicole Kidman one of a remarkable succession of female stars to emerge from Australia.

So if your spruce is droopy and your berries have shrivelled Dame Edna is on hand of offer help and advice plus culinary tips for a few Christmas bites. She’ll be joined by visiting guests Gino D’Acampo, Frank Ilfield, Shane Warne and Laurence Llewellyn Bowen. Plus there will be the Dame’s personal selection of festive music – from the likes of Perry Como, Gracie Fields, Lady Gaga and someone called Dame Edna… – Radio 2

Dame Edna’s Christmas Leftovers, tomorrow, 10am on BBC Radio 2 possums. And classic ITV chat show The Dame Edna Experience is available from Network DVD.

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