The Matt Lucas Awards: The Pilot
Now this is something we hope you're going to like. Matt Lucas has got a new series for BBC One. A few weeks ago they made the pilot at TV Centre.
We asked Matt what the show was all about and here's what he told us...
Matt Lucas says: "THE MATT LUCAS AWARDS came about after I’d be hosting a show on Radio 2 called AND THE WINNER IS... It’s meant to be the antidote to all the awards ceremonies that you see on TV. Rather than give Best Actor or Best Book, this show presents the awards other shows ignore – so it might be Smuggest Nation Of People or Worst Song By An Otherwise Reputable Artist.
We have three guests on the show, who each present their nomination and I have to decide what will win. The prize on offer is a Lucas Award – which is basically a fat Oscar.
And that’s about it, really. But it’s more of a chat show than a panel show - there’s no desks, the audience are seated around us, we have a house band and I often break into song, and whilst people are arguing why their nominations should win, there’s no real actual competition. It’s actually the opposite – the guests compliment each other.
Although we know the categories and nominations beforehand, we don’t know the reasons why the guests have chosen their nominations, which means the show is very spontaneous.
There was a sense of anarchy in the pilot, especially when Ruby Wax took Jack Whitehall’s phone and ran around the room threatening to ring up Anthony Costa from Blue. It’s a long story – you’ll have to watch the pilot to find out."
So there you go. As we said, there's a lot still to be sorted but as soon as we hear anymore - we'll share it with you. Enjoy it, and do let us know what you think...