David Walliams and Matt Lucas seen together for first time in two years after feud
Former Little Britain duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas haven’t been seen together for more than two years, but they’ve put their feud firmly behind them now
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The former Little Britain duo were spotted out in public together for the first time in two and a half years.
The old pals, who’ve mended their relationship after not speaking for years, were said to be discussing future projects while walking around London’s Regent’s Park with David’s two border terrier dogs Bert and Ernie, named after another famous double act.
Britain’s Got Talent judge David and Great British Bake Off host Matt delighted passers by with the reunion, with plenty of people doing a double take as they struggled to believe their eyes.
Fans shouted the stars’ names and snapped pictures on their phones as they carried on with their stroll and conversation.
Matt, who has asthma, opted to wear a face mask for the walk.
He kept it casual in jogging bottoms, trainers, a fleece and a cap.
David wore black trousers, trainers and a black leather bomber jacket.
He wore sunglasses but didn’t wear a mask for his outdoor walk, which of course isn’t required.
They’ve both been keeping the nation entertained during lockdown.
David returned to BGT when it was safe to come back for the socially distanced live shows and Matt is currently on TV hosting Bake Off for the first time alongside Noel Fielding.
Matt also raised cash for the NHS with charity single Thank You Baked Potato, which reminded people to wash their hands and not touch their face.
The pair may be getting fans excited about a new project, but they’ve recently had to apologise for some of their sketches in Little Britain and their other show Come Fly With Me following a row over their use of blackface.
They apologised following backlash in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
David said in a statement, very similar to one Matt posted himself: “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 apology came three years after Matt confessed he would not have played black characters in their shows if they could go back in time and redo the past.
In a 2017 interview with The Big Issue, he said: “If I could go back and do Little Britain again, I wouldn’t make those jokes about transvestites. I wouldn’t play black characters.
“Basically, I wouldn’t make that show now. It would upset people. We made a more cruel kind of comedy than I’d do now.”
Following the recent backlash, BBC and Britbox made the decision to remove the show from their streaming services, stating that “times had changed” since they were released.
Little Britain first hit screens in 2003 and ended in 2006.
Come Fly With Me aired from 2010 to 2011.
Both shows included scenes in which Matt and David used make up and prosthetics to play characters from different ethic backgrounds to their own.