Little Britain is making a ‘full comeback’ with its original cast

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Little Britain was massive in its heyday - widely regarded as one of the funniest, most irreverent shows on British television. 

It's been off air for more than a decade now, and in that time the programme has, according to many commentators, "aged badly".

The world has changed a lot since we first saw David Walliams and Matt Lucas caked in makeup on BBC Three, with many of the sketches regarded in hindsight as being in poor taste.

But now, the mid-noughties comedy is making a comeback - news that will prove to be a delight for some, a pang for others, and a surprise to pretty much everyone.

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Walliams has confirmed Little Britain is set to make a full return, having performed a singular Radio 4 episode about Brexit back in October.

The writers haven't been granted an air date yet, but they've admitted the new show will be a little different to the one that broadcast between 2003 and 2008.

Walliams said: “You’d definitely do it differently because it’s a different time. There’s all kinds of tolerances that change.”

His comic partner Lucas also commented: “We made a more cruel comedy than I’d do now.”

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Will characters like Lou & Andy, Emily & Florence and "the only gay in the village" resurface again?

Either way, it'll be interesting to see which direction the writers will take the rebooted series.

Stay tuned for updates.

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