Birds of a Feather stars Linda Robson and Pauline Quirke have excited fans after they reunited for an evening out on Tuesday.

Pauline Quirke Linda Robson

The actresses starred in the long-running sitcom from 1989 to 1998 next to their pal Lesley Joseph, and almost 30 years on it looks like the comedy pair’s friendship is still going strong.

In a sweet video shared on Linda’s Instagram page, the telly stars can be seen cosying up as they giggle over a drink just like old times.

“Us Birds of a feather we stick together”, 60-year-old Linda tells the camera.

A red-faced Pauline then laughs as she replies: “But we’re in a restaurant”.

Although Loose Women star Linda doesn’t seem to care as she quipped back: “That’s alright it won’t hurt”.

Next to the nostalgic video, Linda let her fans know the duo are closer than ever as she wrote: “Had a lovely meal with my mate Pauline been friends for 50 years and yes us birds of a feather we stick together lovely day cheers mate love ya”.

Naturally, the star’s 88.3k followers were quick to gush over the clip, as one wrote: “Love that you two are still mates…best mates !!”

Another commented: “Makes my heart smile wen i see you two together a very special friendship spanning 50 years.”

While a third then added: “Awwww lovely to see you both together on instagram, hope you will be doing another series the three of you are mad hilarious”.

Birds of a Feather originally aired on BBC One and was off-air for 16 years before it was revived for a full series on ITV in 2014 – which was such a success it prompted the show’s return in 2015, 2016 and a third Christmas special last year.

And while another full series has already been ordered, Linda revealed on Lorraine in December that the cast are too busy to actually start filming it.

Which means it might be a while before we get to see it on our telly screens yet… Aw!