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Watch: David Walliams and Matt Lucas set to work together again
David Walliams has teased that he will soon reunite with Little Britain co-creator Matt Lucas for a new TV project.
The 49-year-old comedian hinted at the reunion during his appearance on Friday's episode of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, reported via Radio Times.
Walliams said: "We’re sort of meeting up and we’re gonna do something.
"Matt is obviously super-busy because he’s got [The Great British Bake Off] and he’s doing some other big, important things.
“So we’re gonna get together and hopefully do a new show, so we’ll see what happens. It’s exciting.”
Walliams said the show is likely to be "something new", rather than a return to the established characters and catchphrases of Little Britain.
The duo reprised some of their most memorable Little Britain characters for the 2019 BBC Radio 4 special Little Brexit and via a Zoom call in 2020 for charity telethon The Big Night In.
Walliams suggested that, despite the writing process barely having begun, fans might not have too long to wait for his new collaboration with Lucas.
He said: "These things take quite a long time, creating lots of new characters and stuff, but hopefully in the next year or so we’ll hopefully get something on the screens."
In the last year, Little Britain has been removed from several streaming services due to the use of blackface in some of its most controversial sketches.
Walliams said in January 2020 that any return to the show would certainly need to "do it differently because it’s a different time".
Lucas has also spoken about his own regrets around the type of comedy he and Walliams used to perform, including in an interview with The Big Issue in 2017.
He said: "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."
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