Little Britain returning for charity special as David Walliams and Matt Lucas reunite for first time in 12 years – The Sun

LITTLE Britain is making a comeback – a decade since the TV series ended.

David Walliams and Matt Lucas will star as part of BBC One's extravaganza The Big Night In held in aid of charity.

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The Big Night In will feature some of the nation's favourite entertainers – including the comedy duo – who will return to TV for the first time in 12 years.

BGT star David and Matt Lucas are set to perform a new sketch which will air at the three-hour live show on 23rd April.

The bonanza aims to ‘celebrate the acts of kindness, humour and the spirit of hope and resilience that is keeping the nation going during the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic’.

It will be the first time Comic Relief and Children In Need have joined forces for the special occasion.

The BBC have kept quiet about what to expect from the comedy legends and only said of the Little Britain reunion: "Details of the sketch will remain under wraps until the live show."

Other legendary faces taking part in the night include Peter Kay who is making his TV comeback and Catherine Tate.

Money raised during the three-hour show will be shared between the two charities with the profit going to provide emergency support for vulnerable people during the Covid-19 lockdown.

Last week Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that the Treasury would match any contributions the public make.

Lucas and Walliams haven't reprised their roles on the tele for almost 12 years after the series ended – although they reunited last October for a Radio 4 special.

Following the show, David said: 'There will definitely be some more Little Britain coming. 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. Plus no one expected us to come back on the radio.

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

The comedy duo fell out for many years. The pair stopped working with each other in 2011, amid reports the friendship became strained.

Matt wrote in his autobiography about how tensions rose between the pair in 2005 during their epic Little Britain Live tour, leading to a spectacular fight backstage one night.

Comic Matt dropped hints earlier this year about a possible reunion and explained: "It might happen. We had a conversation with them a while ago so the seed was planted in our heads.

"We'd love to bring it back in some way at some point.

"We're both quite busy boys but we're speaking often (to each other) and one idea was to maybe do a stage show of it again…"

Presenters for the night include Matt Baker, Zoe Ball, Lenny Henry, Davina McCall and Paddy McGuinness who will be hosting the show live.

Celebrities taking part from home also include Gary Barlow with more to be announced featuring musical acts, comedy sketches and star-studded entertainment.

 

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