They recently announced they were writing together again, sparking speculation they were working on a Little Britain reboot.
But Matt Lucas insisted on The One Show on Friday night his new project with David Walliams is something completely different after presenters Alex Jones and Ronan Keating quizzed him about it.
Little Britain ran from 2003-2006 and was a sketch comedy show featuring the celebrities as different characters including Andy and Lou.
Not happening: Matt Lucas insisted on Friday night on The One Show that his new show with David Walliams is not a reboot of Little Britain after rumours swirled
Matt, who appeared on the show alongside Fantasy Football League co-host Ellis James and singer Rita Ora, said of the rumours: ‘It’s not true! Me and David Walliams are working together on a new thing, but it’s not Little Britain.
‘It’s a brand new thing. If anything it’s more of a spiritual successor to Come Fly With Me, it’s going to be all new characters.
‘But we have literally just begun the process, we are still brainstorming. We know what the concept is but we are now creating the characters.’
Show: Little Britain ran from 2003-2006 and was a sketch show featuring the celebrities as different characters including Vicky Pollard and her headmaster (pictured on the show)
New project: Matt appeared alongside Fantasy Football League co-presenter Ellis James and singer Rita Ora. He was quizzed on the project by Alex Jones and Ronan Keating (pictured)
Brainstorming: He explained that he and David have just begun the process and are brainstorming their new show
It comes after Matt revealed that he and David quit their jobs to create their new show.
The comedian admitted that they both thought ‘it was time’ to brainstorm ideas and build concepts having not worked together since their last comedy series Come Fly With Me which aired in 2011.
It comes after children’s author David, 51, sensationally left his position as judge on Britain’s Got Talent, weeks after he was forced to apologise for describing an elderly contestant as a ‘c***’.
Together again: Matt revealed that he and David are writing together again and said they quit their jobs to create their new show
Speaking on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, Matt revealed: ‘Me and David Walliams have started writing together again.
‘We just thought it was time so we quit our jobs and decided to do that. I mean I still do Fantasy Football League, obviously.
‘We just started last week. We got together and we 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.
Funnymen: The comedian, 48, admitted that they both thought ‘it was time’ to brainstorm ideas (pictured in their characters Andy, left and Lou, right)
‘We’re really excited about it. It will be a show with us playing lots of characters.
‘But we have to write the treatment for it and we have to go and pitch it and see if anyone wants to make it. But if someone wants to make it, we’ll be thrilled to do it.’
Late last year, Matt announced he was quitting as presenter of The Great British Bake Off after three series, cited his heavy workload as the reason for stepping away.
Meanwhile, David was recently reported to have quit Britain’s Got Talent ahead of its 2023 series, weeks after he was forced to apologise for describing an elderly contestant as a ‘c***’.
Reunited: Speaking on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2, Matt revealed: ‘Me and David have started writing together again. ‘We just thought it was time so we quit our jobs’
In a recent snap, shared to both Matt and David’s Instagrams, the pair seemed to be in good form as they flashed big smiles and wrapped their arms around each other.
Matt kept it casual in a red jumper while David cut a laidback figure in a black hooded jumper as they appeared hard at work on their computers.
Alongside the snap, Matt teased that he could be working with David once again, simply captioning the post: ‘Writing.’
The comedy duo worked together for years on series including Come Fly With Me, Little Britain and its spin-offs.
Exit: It comes after children’s author David, 51, sensationally left his position as judge on Britain’s Got Talent, weeks after he was forced to apologise for describing an elderly contestant as a ‘c***’
But their relationship became rocky during a feud that lasted from 2011 until around 2018, during which time they were not seen in public together.
In his 2018 autobiography, Matt revealed how tensions boiled between the pair in 2005 during their Little Britain Live tour, leading to a spectacular backstage fight.
However, the pair then reconciled in recent years and reunited on screen for a Red Nose Day sketch earlier this year, and they now appear to be working together once again.
Sketches: The comedy duo worked together for years on series including Come Fly With Me, Little Britain and its spin-offs and reunited this year for a Red Nose Day sketch