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Matt Lucas and David Walliams set for 'Little Britain 2' as comedians move past feud

Comedians David Walliams and Matt Lucas are set to reunite for a new comedy show - after moving on from a lengthy eight-year feud.

The comic partnership previously worked together on widely watched programmes such as Little Britain and Come Fly With Me, with Matt revealing that the pair are "brainstorming" a new show after insisting they each "quit" other TV projects.

Speaking on Radio 2's Zoe Ball Breakfast Show, the former Great British Bake Off star said: “So me and David Walliams have started writing together again, we just thought, it’s time, it’s time. So we’ve sort of quit our jobs and decided to do that.”

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The Mirror reports that Matt, 48, recently quit his role as one of the hosts of Great British Bake Off as he couldn't present while working on his other projects. Meanwhile, David was under fire when a leaked transcript of Britain's Got Talent suggested he made derogatory remarks and sexually explicit comments about contestants in January 2020.

David - who was a judge on BGT since 2012 - apologised for making "disrespectful comments", which were made during breaks from filming the show. He quit the series after working on it for 10 years.

Last week, the Mirror exclusively revealed Bruno, 67, had been chosen to replace David Walliams on the talent show. Speaking about David and Matt's new TV show, Matt revealed: "We just started last week, we got together and started brainstorming.

"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 added: “We’re really excited about it and it will be a show with us playing lots of characters. But we have to write the treatment for it and then we have to go and pitch it and see if anyone wants to make it! But if somebody wants to make it, we’ll be thrilled to do it.”

Matt and David previously fell out for eight years but reunited in 2019. They stopped working together in 2011 amid reports of a strained friendship. Matt later wrote in his autobiography that tensions rose between the pair in 2005 during their Little Britain tour and they ended up fighting backstage.

A comment was made about David's facial hair and they were "suddenly hurling obscenities at each other". They briefly made up but things turned sour again in 2007 and they ended their business partnership in 2011.

When David released his book in 2012, he was asked about his relationship with Matt. He replied: "We’re very different people and probably want different things and had different working methods. Well, it’s over for the time being. Whether it’s over forever I don’t know."

Even though Little Britain was incredibly successful, it received a lot of backlash over the content of the show. Matt and David were criticised in recent times over blackface for sketches used in the show. Following the criticism, Matt and David issued a joint statement apologising for playing characters of other races.

"Matt & I have both spoken publicly in recent years of our regret that we played characters of other races. Once again we want to make it clear that it was wrong & we are very sorry," the statement read.

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