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David Walliams Confirms ‘Little Britain’ Is Returning After 12 Years

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David Walliams Confirms ‘Little Britain’ Is Returning After 12 Years

It's the show that gave us Vicky "yeah but, no but" Pollard, double act Lou and Andy, and the brutal leader of Fat Fighters, Marjorie Dawes.

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Now Little Britain - the early noughties smash hit that saw comedy duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas act out characters from all walks of British life - is returning to our screens.

Co-star David Walliams confirmed the comeback in an interview with The Sun.

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"There will definitely be some more Little Britain coming," said the 48-year-old.

"I can't say when exactly but at the right time and place. It was fun coming back for radio because that's where we started."

The show has already enjoyed a radio comeback on BBC Radio 4, and the positive response from listeners fuelled talks of the show's return to TV.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams are in talks to bring the early noughties comedy smash back to our screens (Credit: PA Images)
Matt Lucas and David Walliams are in talks to bring the early noughties comedy smash back to our screens (Credit: PA Images)
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"We had to put it [the radio show] together quite quickly as it was about Brexit.

"Plus, no one expected us to come back on the radio," explained David.

"You would have expected Comic Relief or a big live tour. The reaction was great, which was encouraging."

Little Britain first aired in February of 2003 and quickly won a dedicated fanbase thanks to its outrageous characters, tiny observational details and memorable comedic catchphrases.

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The sketch show pushed boundaries and it's doubtful whether certain aspects would get a green light today.

Matt Lucas previously told The Big Issue that were he to return to the series, he would make changes, explaining: "I wouldn't make those jokes about transvestites. I wouldn't play black characters...

The show won a dedicated fanbase thanks to its outrageous characters and memorable catchphrases. (Credit: BBC)
The show won a dedicated fanbase thanks to its outrageous characters and memorable catchphrases. (Credit: BBC)

"Society has moved on a lot since then and my own views have evolved," he added.

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Will a brand-new season spell a completely new set of characters, or could we see at least some favourites return with fresh storylines?

Speaking on Lorraine, David revealed that he and Matt had been spending time together to discuss plans.

"We were having dinner last night discussing it. There are lots of different ways we want to work together to make people laugh, it's working out what we want to do.

"[Matt] has been in America and now he's back so I'm just enjoying spending time with him."

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'Little Britain' characters including Vicky
'Little Britain' characters including Vicky

In the meantime, it appears there may be other Lucas-Walliams projects in the works to start getting excited about.

"Matt and I have been getting lots of offers to do more things together again," David told The Sun.

"We just need to decide whether it is revisiting something we've already done or working on something brand new or doing both those things."

Get ready for a very British comedy comeback.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

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Mary-Jane Wiltsher
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