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Matt Lucas

Matt Lucas

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First broadcast: Sun 26 Nov 2006

Comedian, Comedy writer

Kirsty Young's castaway on Desert Island Discs this week is the comedy performer and writer Matt Lucas. As one half of the team that created the hit TV show Little Britain, he's been responsible for dreaming up such characters as Vicky Pollard, the Asbo teenager who swapped her baby for a Westlife CD and Dafydd, the Welsh homosexual who is adamant he's "the only gay in the village".

When he was six years old his hair fell out and as a result he acquired a certain local notoriety - from then on it simply never occurred to him that he wouldn't go on to become famous. Just five years ago he was struggling to have his work commissioned and thought of abandoning his career in comedy. Today, he's one of the most popular and recognisable entertainers in Britain.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Choices

The Broadway cast of 42nd Street

1.

The Broadway cast of 42nd Street

Lullaby of Broadway

Queen

4.

Castaway's favourite

Queen

These are the Days of Our Lives

Others who chose this artist

Manoel Felciano

7.

Manoel Felciano

Not While I'm Around

Artist: Patti LuPone

Book

The Deeper Meaning of Liff by Douglas Adams

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Favourite London restaurant

Others who chose a similar luxury

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