Matt Lucas and David Walliams working on new sketch show with ‘lots of characters’
Matt Lucas has revealed that he quit his presenting role on the Great British Bake Off so he could make a new sketch show with David Walliams.
In December, the 48-year-old announced his departure from the Channel 4 baking competition after three years.
And now, the comedian teased that he and his long-time collaborator Walliams are working on a new project.
Speaking on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday (26 January), Lucas said: “Me and David Walliams have started writing together again.
“We just thought it was time, so we quit our jobs and decided to do that. I mean I still do Fantasy Football League, obviously. We just started last week.”
Hinting at the show’s premise, he explained: “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.”
The comedic duo previously worked together on Little Britain, Come Fly With Me as well as a Little Britain special called Little Brexit.
Elsewhere, Walliams, 51, recently came under fire when a leaked transcript from a Britain’s Got Talent audition revealed that he made derogatory remarks and sexually explicit comments about contestants in January 2020.
The actor, who was a judge on BGT since 2012, apologised for making “disrespectful comments”, which were made during breaks from filming the show.
He has been replaced on the panel by Bruno Tonioli joining fellow judges Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden on the BGT panel.
The 67-year-old began filming auditions for the new series of on Tuesday (January) 24 at the London Pallidum after it was speculated that host Alan Carr was being considered.