David Walliams and Matt Lucas’ new series will have ‘a lot of characters’
The BBC’s sketch show of TV stars – which featured a range of characters including Lou and Andy, Vicky Pollard and ‘only gay in the village’ Daffyd Thomas – ran from 2003 to 2007, and they also produced and starred in the mock documentary Come Fly With Moi, which ended in 2011.
Little Britain was a highly regarded hit when it first aired, but in recent years it has come under intense scrutiny due to mainstream conversations about systemic racism and white privilege.
Last year, the series, along with Come Fly With Me, was dropped from a number of streaming platforms including iPlayer and BritBox due to the use of blackface.
In Come Fly With Me, Lucas and Walliams wore makeup for such characters as airport worker Taaj, passenger liaison officer Moses Beacon, and airline boss Omar Baba, while Walliams also played health center snobbish Desiree Devere in Little Britain.
Appearing on the Jonathan Ross Show, Britain’s Got Talent star Walliams revealed: ‘Matt and I are meeting and talking about plans.
“We took my mom to dinner. We discuss projects. We just have an idea of something we want to do.
“ The idea – where we play a lot of different characters, which is, you know, something that people expect from us.
“ So we’re going to start writing it, and if we think it’s good and want to share it with people, we’ll ask if anyone wants to put it on TV. ”
Great British Bake Off host Lucas recently teased the duo – who had spent time apart for several years before. Reunion at Dale Winton’s funeral in 2018 – were indeed working on new content together.
He told Lorraine: ‘We have an idea. We haven’t written anything yet, we haven’t presented anything to anyone. But we know what we want to do. We have an idea for a series.
Following the backlash against Little Britain last year, Walliams and Lucas have apologized for their previous work.
Speaking to Twitter, Walliams said: “ Matt and I have both spoken publicly in recent years about our regret for playing characters from other races.
“Once again we want to make it clear that this was wrong and we are so sorry.
The Jonathan Ross Show airs Saturday at 11:35 p.m. on ITV.
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