You can’t beat an old bloke wearing lipstick and a frock

If you thought the lilac-haired Melbourne pensioner was ready to stay at home tending her gladioli, forget it.

After a popular performance at the Prince’s Trust 30th birthday celebrations early this year, Comedian Barry Humphries, 72, is back as Dame Edna Everage in a new ITV1 show for 2007.

It’s rumoured Kylie Minogue and Jude Law have already agreed to be guest stars so pre-production plans are looking good.

‘Dame Edna was brilliant at the Prince’s Trust event,’ an insider told The Daily Express. ‘It goes to show age is never a barrier to glamour.’