WAL­LIAMS’ NEW SKIT CRACKER

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DAVID Wal­liams has some good news for Lit­tle Bri­tain fans: the pop­u­lar co­me­dian won’t rule out re­unit­ing with Matt Lu­cas.

It is more than a decade since Lit­tle Bri­tain shot Wal­liams and Lu­cas to world­wide fame, and five years since the pair’s TV fol­low-up Come Fly with Me.

“Matt has gone off and done his own thing, but if he wants to do some­thing again at some point that’s a con­ver­sa­tion we’ll have,” Wal­liams says.

For the time be­ing, though, Wal­liams is back do­ing sketch com­edy with his new Wal­liams and Friend se­ries. Each week he is part­nered with a new per­former, with guests to in­clude Joanna Lum­ley (be­low with Wal­liams), Hugh Bon­neville, Miranda Richard­son and Sheridan Smith.

“I re­ally wanted to go back to what I was do­ing in the first place [sketch com­edy],” Wal­liams says.

“When you be­come suc­cess­ful for do­ing a sketch show, you get all these amaz­ing other op­por­tu­ni­ties – and they’re all fan­tas­tic and en­joy­able and test you in dif­fer­ent ways. But I wanted to do some­thing that was pure com­edy and had no other aim than to make peo­ple laugh.”

Wal­liams knew his new sketch show would inevitably be com­pared to Lit­tle Bri­tain so he set out to make it dif­fer­ent.

“I think hav­ing the dif­fer­ent stars each week makes it dif­fer­ent,” he says. “It was find­ing peo­ple who would be fun and not too pre­cious and not scared of fail­ing. They’re all peo­ple I’m a fan of.”

Oh what fun!: Carols­byCan­dle­light co-hosts Lisa Wilkin­son and David Camp­bell.

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