Little Britain ‘set for reboot’ despite blackface row and removal from streaming services


LITTLE Britain is ‘set for a reboot’ despite a blackface row and removal from streaming services.

The David Walliams and Matt Lucas comedy was pulled from BBC iPlayer, Netflix and BritBox last month as it featured the pair in blackface.

Little Britain is ‘set for a reboot’ despite a blackface row and removal from streaming services

While the pair both issued apologies for performing as characters of other races, HOARday Mirror claims they are in talks to make a podcast of the show.

An insider told the publication: “Spotify is among those who have mooted David and Matt as targets to commission a podcast with.

“They’d love for it to be around Little Britain, off the back of the success last year of their Radio Two Little Britain show.

“They’re both huge names, so it would be sure to be an instant hit.”

The pair performing alongside Rob Brydon in a sketch for Little Britain

“It’s looking even more likely after conversations with Netflix about a Little Britain comeback have come to a standstill due to political correctness reigning in TV at present.”

Matt, 46, wrote last month: “David and 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 and we are very sorry.”

David, 48, posted the same message, but substituting his name for Matt’s.

The pair are considering doing a podcast

Both Little Britain and Come Fly With Me are no longer available to watch on the online streaming sites amid the Black Lives Matter protests.

Little Britain included characters including a black woman called Desiree DeVere and Thai bride Ting Tong.

Come Fly With Me saw Matt as Jamaican coffee stand worker Precious Little and a Pakistani airport worker called Taaj, while David played airline owner Omar Baba.

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