Your favourite Love Actually couple will not be returning for the sequel.

In news that has, actually, cheered the world up, the best romantic movie of all time Love Actually is getting a SEQUEL.

Alright, it’s only going to be 10 minute special for Red Nose Day to raise money for charity and tie up loose ends but sometimes you can’t have everything, ok? In this case we will take what we can get.

However, there’s one couple who won’t be returning.


Emma Thompson's name is missing from the long list of actors set to return, including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Bill Nighy and Colin Firth. Alan Rickman, who portrayed her character's cheating partner, sadly passed away last year.

Director Richard Curtis confirmed Thompson "just couldn't do it" and said there would not be a tribute to Rickman incorporated into the storyline.

"You know, dealing with Alan is very complicated, so not really. We're not doing everyone. We're doing about two thirds of people," he told Press Association.

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Arguably one of the most emotive storylines from the film, Thompson played Karen, a woman who finds out her husband is having an affair (emotional or physical, we never quite know) with his assistant.

However script editor (and wife of Curtis) Emma Freud did drop some hints in 2015 about what happened to the couple.


It might actually break your heart though.

In honour of the announcement, we've had a think about what would actually happen to the Love Actually couples once the violins had stopped playing, if this was real life.

Cue the Joni Mitchell...

Juliet, Peter and Mark.

Mark insisted he was really, really, truly over the whole thing but is now married to Hollywood star Keira Knightly, who looks EXACTLY like Juliet.


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Billy Mack and his 'fat' manager Joe.

His comeback earns him a place on The X Factor judging panel where he lasts one season before "parting ways" over his not dinner-time friendly language and penchant for performing naked on TV.

Gives up music, moves to a small Scottish town with his manager and opens up a fish and chip shop called 'Cod Save The Queen'. Features in every "Where are they now" TV special.


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Colin and his American girls.

He returns to the UK and is instantly transformed back into the foot-in-mouth Colin that struggles with the ladies.

Hot American cowgirl ditches him for Prince Harry. Has spent the last 14 years regailing anyone who will listen about his American sexual adventure.


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Prime Minister David and Natalie.

After finishing his term as prime minister, the pair wanted to escape the dogged publicity from the British tabloids so quietly emigrate to Canada and assume new identities...


Daniel and Claudia Schiffer.

My heart can't take any more heartbreak for Daniel (Liam Neeson) so he and Schiffer live happily ever after.

The end. That is all.

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John and Judy, the body double couple

They get married, buy a house in the "slightly less dodgy" end of Wandsworth and have three children.

They've perfected the PG version of their "how we met" story but are dreading the day their oldest stumbles upon THOSE tapes.


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Sam and Joanna.

The childhood sweethearts get married, but when Joanna wins The Voice, her touring schedule (and his terrible drumming) proves too much.

They're currently trying to work things out.


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Jamie and Aurelia.

Despite his noble attempt at learning Portugese, history repeats itself and Aurelia sleeps with his brother. The novel is still unpublished.


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Sarah and Karl.

In the Hollywood version, they finally get together. In real life? One Friday night, Sarah's friend Janie joins the group's after work drinks. Sarah ends up Maid of Honour at their wedding.


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Red Nose Day Actually will be broadcast on BBC1 on Red Nose Day, 24 March in the UK and on NBC in the US.

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