ITV The 1% Club star Lee Mack steps back from BBC show and says he 'won't be doing it'

ITV One Per Cent Club star Lee Mack has confirmed he won't be doing one of his most popular shows in 2024. Lee, who also stars in BBC Not Going Out, has confirmed he won't be making the sitcom this year as he focuses on other projects.

The 1% Club star spoke about Not Going Out and its future after the sitcom hit its 100th episode over the festive period. The 100th episode of the series aired over Christmas - to much fanfare - with Lee the star and writer of the programme.

“I was doing a sketch show at the Fringe in Edinburgh with Catherine Tate and Dan Antopolski," Lee, who also had a BBC series called Freeze the Fear alongside Holly Willoughby last year, said. He went on: "There was a thought I had that wasn’t even a joke.

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"Me looking out of a window with a telescope, my wife walks in and I suddenly look up to the stars. In other words, what the hell was I looking at? At best mildly amusing, not a sketch but an idea, so I parked it."

"Then I had another and another and the sketch grew into a quarter of the show and then became a pilot.” he said. He was then asked if he had any other plans for the year amid his ongoing projects like the 1% Club, which airs each and every Saturday night.

“More 1% Club, more Would I Lie to You? and, for the first year in a long time, I won’t be doing Not Going Out. If we do bring it back, we’re looking at early 2025,” he revealed.

He also added: “We’re talking about it now. I’d love to do more, I love doing it, it’s great fun, I love the cast but […] it’s not always my decision, these things. I just wait for someone to say, ‘There’s a bag of money, get on with it.”