After 17 years off our screens the nation’s favourite sketch show Little Britain duo are back with a new series, according to the Edinburgh Evening News. Matt Lucas and David Williams have confirmed the show’s return.
The show was created by Matt Lucas and ran on the BBC from 2003 to 2006. And not the comedy duo have announced their return with some of our favourite characters and some of the more controversial ones dropped.
The duo won a range of awards with the sketch show winning four BAFTA awards in its time including two in 2003 which were Best Comedy Performance, Comedy Programme or Series Award in two in 2003 and Comedy Programme or Series Award, Best Makeup & Hair Design.
Since the rumour dropped for the show’s return Matt Lucas has since debunked rumours Little Britain’s will return, however, did say that the duo are working on a new sketch show
Matt Lucas announced the news on Zoe Ball’s Breakfast Show saying: “We just thought it was time so we quit our jobs and decided to do that. We just started last week, we got together and we started brainstorming.
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“We’ve got an idea for a new show and we need a few more brainstorming sessions but we know what we want the show to be. It will be a show with us playing lots of characters, but we have to write the treatment for it and we have to go and pitch it and see if anyone wants to make it – but if someone wants to make it, we’ll be thrilled to do it”.
Matt Lucas has promised the writing duo’s return will be updated to fit the modern world with “no controversial characters”. Characters like racist weight loss coach Marjorie Dawes, Thai bride Ting Tong, and xenophobic homophobic Maggie Blackamoor will all be removed.
Matt Lucas announced he would be stepping down from his role as co-host of Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off in December and David Williams left Britain’s Got Talent back in November and has been replaced by Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli.
Watch Little Britain via BBC iPlayer here.
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