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David Walliams: Matt Lucas 'vetoed' Come Fly With Me sequel

Come Fly With Me
Image caption Come Fly With Me ran for six episodes in 2010-11

David Walliams has revealed he wanted to make a second series of BBC show Come Fly With Me, but his comedy partner Matt Lucas refused.

Speaking to Esquire magazine, the comic said he was keen for more episodes, but Lucas "wanted to do his own thing".

"I was disappointed - I was hoping to do more because when you've started something like that, one series never seems enough," Walliams said.

He added the duo were currently "taking a break, doing different things".

They became friends after meeting at the National Youth Theatre in 1990, and first found fame on BBC Three's Pop Profiles and the Radio 4 version of their sketch show Little Britain.

Spawning catchphrases including "no, but, yeah, but..." and "the only gay in the village", Little Britain remains the duo's most popular show.

Walliams said fans constantly asked if they would be making more - but a sequel was out of the question.

Image caption Walliams said it was unlikely the pair would make any more episodes of Little Britain

"You think you'd like to see it, but actually it probably wouldn't be as good as it was," he said.

"It would just mean we were doing that every year, year-in and year-out and you'd get bored."

Since Come Fly With Me, Walliams has served as judge on Britain's Got Talent and released two children's books, Gangsta Granny and Ratburger.

His earlier book, Mr Stink, was filmed for BBC One and shown over Christmas.

Lucas, meanwhile, starred in Les Miserables in the West End and moved to the US to focus on his Hollywood career.

He has since appeared in hit comedy Bridesmaids and lent his voice to animated film Gnomeo and Juliet.

He will be seen later this year opposite Steve Coogan in Michael Winterbottom's film The Look of Love, about the London porn baron Paul Raymond.

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