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    Gimme gimme… have that!

    Kathy has been awarded Best Comedy Actress of the year for Gimme Gimme Gimme at the British Comedy Awards. And created quite a stir with her acceptance speech, instantly beamed to millions of viewers and just passed by the 9pm watershed. “Thank you very much. This is nice, it’s about fucking time. Gimme Gimme Gimme has won fuck all.” She then told the “Groucho Club” media types “I couldn’t give a shit about any of you.” Host Jonathan Ross quipped: “If only they had the courage to put this out live.” Vintage Burke.

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    Kathy comes home

    The Irish Post London-Irish actress Kathy Burke has popped up again on our TV screens, this time in the form of an orange-bewigged flatmate nightmare hunting for a man. Joe Crilly reports. Gimme Gimme Gimme is an odd couple scenario scripted by acclaimed playwright Jonathan Harvey. Kathy Burke plays down-at-heel Linda, who is hungry for love and passion. She shares a flat with her gay friend, Tom, played by James Dreyfus, who also hankers after the ideal mate, like the lyrics of the Abba song, ‘Gimme gimme gimme a man after midnight’. In last week’s first episode Linda, discovering a strange man in their flat after a night on the town,…

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    The gay, the sad and the ugly

    Kathy Burke says she knows her place when it comes to casting. And it’s not among the beautiful people. The Independent If you thought that Waynetta was a slob, Linda, the character Kathy Burke plays in a new BBC2 sitcom, Gimme, Gimme, Gimme, is even more gross than the shell-suited, chain-smoking wife of Wayne she inhabits for Harry Enfield and Chums. Life for Linda and her gay flatmate Tom (James Dreyfus from The Thin Blue Line) is one long sex, drugs and rock’n’roll perma-bender. Done up in a ginger fright-wig and white-rimmed clown glasses, Linda gets so out of it her only way of knowing whether she ended the blinder…