Matt Lucas says he and David Walliams are writing show and hints that's why he left Bake Off

Lucas said he and his Little Britain co-star both felt it was time they wrote something together

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Matt Lucas and David Walliams pose during the Brexit Comedy Show by Radio 4 at Shaw Theatre on October 27, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
Matt Lucas and David Walliams are writing together again. (Getty Images) (Dave J Hogan via Getty Images)

Matt Lucas has said he and David Walliams are writing a new show together and hinted that it was behind his decision to quit Bake Off.

The comedian – who stepped down as co-host of the baking show last year – said he and his Little Britain co-star Walliams thought it was time to work together again.

He said on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show BBC Radio 2: “Me and David Walliams have started writing together again.

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“We just thought it was time, so we quit our jobs and decided to do that.”

Original Film Title: LITTLE BRITAIN-TV.  English Title: LITTLE BRITAIN.  Film Director: MATT LIPSEY.  Year: 2003.  Stars: MATT LUCAS; DAVID WALLIAMS. Credit: BBC / TACKETT, MICHAEL / Album
Matt Lucas and David Walliams made Little Britain together. (BBC) (Album, Album)

Lucas said that he and Walliams – who just exited Britain’s got Talent after it emerged that he had made insulting comments about contestants – started “brainstorming” last week.

“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, what the concept of it is,” he said.

"We're really excited about it. 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."

Matt Lucas discovers more about his Jewish grandmother. (Wall to Wall Media)
Matt Lucas said they have plans for a new show. (Wall to Wall Media) (BBC/Wall to Wall Media Ltd/Stephen Perry)

He said if someone wants to make the show "we'll be thrilled to do it".

Lucas, 48, stepped down from Bake Off in December after co-hosting for three series alongside Noel Fielding.

He said it had been a “delicious” experience but that he was “cheerfully passing the baguette” onto someone else.

Walliams, 51, was at the centre of a controversy last year when the Guardian reported that he had been overheard making insulting comments about some of those auditioning while on the BGT set.

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He apologised for his “disrespectful comments”, saying they were part of private conversations that were never meant to be shared but that he was sorry.

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