Nearly two decades after first wowing audiences with her legal skills, Elle Woods is returning to the big screen (lockdown permitting) in Legally Blonde 3.

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon confirmed the news on Twitter, to the delight of lawyers everywhere. ‘Well that’s Legal Live Tweet for 2022 sorted,’ said anonymous blogger The Secret Barrister.

For those unfamiliar with the plot, in the first film Woods, a fashionable sorority queen, gets dumped by her boyfriend, whom she follows into Harvard Law School. In the 2003 sequel, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, our legal hero heads to Washington DC to work on a bill outlawing animal testing.

Perhaps the third film will see Woods tackle a virtual hearing from home?