Matt Lucas present with David Walliams will not be extra Little Britain
Matt Lucas has poured chilly water on hypothesis that the new show he is writing with long-time collaborator David Walliams could possibly be a return to Little Britain.
Lucas appeared on Friday’s episode of The One Show to advertise the new series of Fantasy Football League and revealed that the Little Britain rumours are “not true”.
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“Me and David Walliams are working collectively on a brand new factor, nevertheless it’s not Little Britain,” he instructed hosts Alex Jones and Ronan Keating.
He added: “It is a model new factor. If something it’s extra of a non secular successor to Come Fly With Me. It will be all new characters.
“However now we have actually simply begun the method, we’re nonetheless brainstorming. We all know what the idea is however we are actually creating the characters.”
Lucas and Walliams haven’t labored on a present collectively since Come Fly With Me got here to an finish in 2011, although they joined forces to revive Little Britain for a one-off skit throughout lockdown.
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Additionally they performed a number of well-known characters from the music world in a revamp of their show Rock Profile, which aired as a part of Comedian Aid final 12 months.
Each stars have not too long ago left high-profile jobs, with Lucas stepping down from The Nice British Bake Off whereas Walliams left Britain’s Bought Expertise after a controversial recording emerged wherein he made disparaging feedback about contestants.
Little Britain aired on the BBC between 2003 and 2007 and featured the 2 stars as a wide range of totally different characters, purporting to indicate the inhabitants of the UK in all of its comedic glory.
It was massively profitable when it aired, however has since been closely criticised for its controversial humour and using blackface by each Walliams and Lucas.
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The programme was removed from various streaming services in 2020 within the wake of elevated scrutiny over blackface comedy, nevertheless it returned in 2022 after edits have been made to take away some offensive scenes.
Lucas has stated on quite a few events that he wouldn’t make the show now and sees it as emblematic of a “merciless” model of humour that’s now much less standard on TV.
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