JOANNA LUMLEY has been hired to open the Harrods Summer sale, on 19 June.
Alongside recent owner Mohamed Al Fayed – now titled Harrods Honorary Chairman – the Absolutely Fabulous star and friend of the Gurkhars is to wear a Dolce&Gabanna get-up specially chosen by Harrods for the event.
"The Harrods Sale is one of London's premier summer fixtures and it is THE place to wrestle someone to the floor to get the best bargain and not get taken into custody!" joked Lumley.
"Who needs an excuse to shop? Just GO!"
Doors to the sale swing open at 9am.