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Little Britain star Matt Lucas has been quick to dismiss British newspaper reports that he and David Walliams have decided not to work together any more.
The Sun is running a story which claims that, since their airport-based comedy Come Fly With Me has not been recommissioned, this spells the end of their 20-year creative partnership.
David, while speaking to students at Oxford University last week, appeared to put the tin lid on things, by saying: “I want to do something more personal and on a different level. So at the moment we are doing different things. We will re-group at some point and see what the future holds.”
They even have a quote from a friend, who says: “They still get on but as far as being working partners is concerned, that had ground to a halt. They both wanted to do completely different things. Neither wants to be defined by the partnership any more. They want to be known as more than those guys that do Little Britain.”
However, Matt told his Twitter followers not to worry: “Some Tweeters and newspapers assuming that because we are doing our own shows, me and Dave have split up. We haven’t!”
What is true is that both men have exciting new projects on the go currently. David is working for Sky, on their new comedy panel show Wall Of Fame, and writing a new series for himself. And Matt is going back to appear in Les Miserables in London, and is making a new show, The Matt Lucas Awards, for BBC One.
Speaking of which, here’s the full pilot show. Thirty minutes of comedy fun:
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Fraser has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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