David Walliams has confirmed that Little Britain will be making a return after 12 years away from the TV screen, and Matt Lucas will be teaming up with him.
The 48-year-old has been teasing for some time now that a comeback is in the making for the popular sitcom Little Britain as he rekindles his friendship with Matt Lucas.
In an interview with The Sun, the Britain’s Got Talent judge spoke about he and Matt Lucas had received plenty of offers to bring back the comedy show.
“I would say there will definitely be some more Little Britain coming,” revealed the father of one. “I can’t say when exactly but at the right time and place. It was fun coming back for radio because that’s where we started.”
He continued: “We had to put it together quite quickly as it was about Brexit. Plus no one expected us to come back on the radio. You would have expected Comic Relief or a big live tour. The reaction was great, which was encouraging.”
The good news doesn’t stop there. The comedian even hinted at there potentially being a new project between the pair.
David teased: “Matt and I have been getting lots of offers to do more things together again.
“We just need to decide whether it is revisiting something we’ve already done or working on something brand new or doing both those things.”
At the end of last year, David met up with Matt to discuss Little Britain, which he gossiped about when appearing on Lorraine.
David said: “We were having dinner last night discussing it. There are lots of different ways we want to work together to make people laugh, it’s working out what we want to do.”
This exclusive information enticed the host to ask for further detail, to which he responded: “We might do that, we might do something else.
“[Matt] has been in America and now he’s back so I’m just enjoying spending time with him.”
Despite this, Matt has spoken previously about a Little Britain return, insisting that it would be massively different to what it was in the noughties.
In an interview with the Big Issue, the Bridesmaids star commented: “If I could go back and do Little Britain again, I wouldn’t make those jokes about transvestites. I wouldn’t play black characters.
“Basically, I wouldn’t make that show now. It would upset people. We made a more cruel kind of comedy than I’d do now. Society has moved on a lot since then and my own views have evolved.
“We just wanted to show off about what a diverse bunch of people we could play.”
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