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Matt Lucas give up ‘Bake Off’ to make sketch present with David Walliams

Matt Lucas has revealed that he give up The Nice British Bake Off to make a brand new sketch comedy present with David Walliams.

The comic, who’d hosted the Channel 4 present for 3 years, introduced he was stepping down in December resulting from his commitments to different tasks.

Talking on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Present on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday (January 26), Lucas defined that one mission will see him reunite along with his former Little Britain and Come Fly With Me collaborator.

“Me and David Walliams have began writing collectively once more,” Lucas stated. “We simply thought it was time, so we give up our jobs and determined to try this. I imply I nonetheless do Fantasy Soccer League, clearly. We simply began final week.”

Teasing the brand new present, Lucas added: “It will likely be a present with us enjoying a number of characters. However we now have to put in writing the therapy for it and we now have to go and pitch it and see if anybody desires to make it. But when somebody desires to make it, we’ll be thrilled to do it.”

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David Walliams and Matt Lucas in ‘Little Britain’. Credit score: BBC

Little Britain got here to an finish in 2007 after three seasons. In 2020, the present was briefly faraway from BBC iPlayer after dealing with criticism for a variety of its recurring characters, and significantly the usage of blackface within the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests.

The present returned to the streaming service final yr following a variety of edits to “higher mirror the cultural panorama” of right this moment.

Walliams not too long ago stepped down as a decide from Britain’s Obtained Expertise after 10 years. His departure got here after he apologised for making “disrespectful” feedback about contestants throughout breaks from filming the present.

Bruno Tonioli was not too long ago confirmed to be Walliams’ substitute on the ITV present, becoming a member of Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon.

A substitute for Lucas on The Nice British Bake Off is but to be introduced, though some are hoping Matt Berry will reunite with Noel Fielding.

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