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Dawn French reveals why she doesn't want to kiss Harry Styles

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Emmy Griffiths
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Dawn French has opened up about her chance to kiss Harry Styles, and why she decided to turn it down. Chatting about Comic Relief on the Glamour #HeyItsOk podcast, she explained: "The first suggestion that comes in to Comic Relief is, 'Who will you be kissing this year?' and they make some suggestions, like, somebody said, 'What about if we could get Harry Styles to kiss you?' When I kissed Hugh Grant we did make a million quid and the kiss did go on for forty minutes. It went on through the news. What did I catch? Anyway, they suggested Harry Styles and I went, 'No hang on, hang on everyone, stop. I'm nearly sixty. This is very unseemly that Harry Styles will be forced into the studio with an old woman and have to kiss her hairy lips!' That's wrong. I just had to say no to that, no. Let's think of another idea."

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Dawn chatted about Comic Relief

The Vicar of Dibley star also spoke candidly about her good friend and comedy partner's Jennifer Saunders incredible success with Absolutely Fabulous in the podcast, and how she was "so jealous" about the show. "The good thing is I think you’re allowed to own up to it," she said. "And that’s what I did, I called her lots of words and just said 'I cannot believe you’re this talented, I cannot believe it’s this successful, I can’t believe I’m not in it… I’m furious with you and I’m so jealous. And she loved that that was the case. And so in a way that made it alright. And what’s more important than the jealousy is that I love the girl."

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Dawn spoke about kissing Harry

The actress has recently tried her hand at presenting for a new talent show programme, Little Big Shots, which has received widespread praise. Speaking about the show, Dawn said: "I was a bit nervous about doing this because I know presenting is a proper skill and it's not one I'm particularly experienced at, but when I saw what they did with the show in America, I saw how completely innocent and delightful it is."