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Jennifer Saunders talks about her first book Bonkers

11 April 2014 Last updated at 10:37 BST

The comedy writer and actress Jennifer Saunders has written her first book, an autobiography.

Saunders, who is best know for her comedy collaboration with Dawn French and the BBC comedy Absolutely Fabulous, has won three Baftas, an International Emmy and a British Comedy Award.

She told BBC Breakfast how her life almost took a very different turn when her mother enrolled her on a teacher-training course.