The Vicar of Dibley Christmas particular left viewers divided tonight after Daybreak French talked about a number of the former forged members who’re now not with us.
Daybreak has returned as our favorite vicar, Geraldine Granger, within the three-part BBC particular, titled The Vicar of Dibley in Lockdown.
The brand new instalments of comedy will monitor life within the fictional village throughout 2020 utilizing on-line sermons performed by Geraldine.
Whereas the vicar takes the lead all through the episode, she warmly retains a few of our favorite character’s reminiscences alive in a heartwarming and comedic method
In the course of the episode, Geraldine paid a tribute to Owen Newitt, who was performed by Roger Lloyd-Pack.
Roger sadly died in 2014 from pancreatic cancer.
Viewers have been divided concerning the Christmas particular (Image: BBC/Tiger Side Productions Ltd/Des Willie)
She additionally talked about John Bluthal, who performed the character of Frank Pickle within the comedy, though he died in 2018 from natural causes.
Some viewers thought it was ‘odd’ to incorporate the forged members that had died, taking to social media, one tweeted: ‘WTF? Aren’t all the remainder of the forged lifeless now? Appears in poor style.’
Roger performed Owen Newitt (Image: BBC)
‘It’s so bizarre seeing this #vicarofdibley factor given how a lot of the forged is lifeless, the present was the forged, not simply the vicar. Shouting at lifeless Frank is simply odd…,’ one other commented.
One added: ‘Are they making jokes out of the lifeless ones?’
John performed Frank Pickle(Image: BBC)
Whereas one other mentioned: ‘Owen received extra mentions than anybody and Roger Lloyd Pack’s been lifeless almost 7 years!’
‘See tons of complaints sorry however why are u making enjoyable of the lifeless?’ one other viewer quizzed.
Different viewers praised Daybreak for bringing happiness and pleasure to 2020, with many saying it was a candy gesture to incorporate Owen and Frank.
‘The perfect 10 minutes of TV this yr!!,’ one viewer tweeted.
One other commented: ‘Made me smile to see Geraldine again.’
Whereas one added: ‘DAWN FRENCH, the only most funniest human ever!! Thanks for bringing the Vicar again!! Look ahead to extra Vicar Zooms!’
‘Nonetheless brilliantly humorous and precisely what we want proper now,’ one other mentioned.
Metro.co.uk has reached out to the BBC for remark.
The Vicar Of Dibley In Lockdown airs on BBC One.