Little Britain double act David Walliams and Matt Lucas reunite for a friendly walk


Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams have mended their friendship, looking on great terms as they enjoyed a walk in London last week.

The comedy duo, who worked together for years on the hit television series Little Britain and its live spin offs, took David’s dogs to Regents Park on Friday.

Matt, 46, and David, 49, were deep in conversation as they strolled, while excited fans greeted them and took photos.  

Reunion: Little Britain stars Matt Lucas and David Walliams have mended their friendship, looking on great terms as they enjoyed a walk in London last week

Matt wore a face mask for the walk along with a fleece, while David was in a leather jacket and sunglasses.

It is thought the duo were ­discussing possible future projects together after they reunited for a one-off Radio 4 special last year and remote appearances for a lockdown TV charity special in May. 

The pair previously reunited at the Britain’s Got Talent final last month, sending their fans wild with excitement.

Their jubilant appearance together also confirmed the duo have well and truly reconciled, following a near-decade-long feud that lasted from 2011 until at least 2018.

Friends: The comedy duo, who worked together for years on the hit television series Little Britain and its live spin offs, took David's dogs to Regents Park on Friday

Friends: The comedy duo, who worked together for years on the hit television series Little Britain and its live spin offs, took David’s dogs to Regents Park on Friday

Iconic duo: Matt, 46, and David, 49, were deep in conversation as they strollled, while excited fans greeted them and took photos

Iconic duo: Matt, 46, and David, 49, were deep in conversation as they strollled, while excited fans greeted them and took photos

Park walk: Matt wore a face mask for the walk along with a fleece, while David was in a leather jacket and sunglasses

Park walk: Matt wore a face mask for the walk along with a fleece, while David was in a leather jacket and sunglasses

Matt, 46, appeared on the show as a performer in a dazzling musical extravaganza that showcased the best of British musical theatre talent.

The new Bake Off host featured in a segment from Les Miserables alongside theatre legend Michael Ball.  

David, 49, appeared on the show in his regular role as one of the Britain’s Got Talent judges, with the two posing for a photo together which Matt later posted to his Instagram.  

How they were: Matt and David appeared on Little Britain together between 2003 and 2007, as well as in a number of special episodes since

Future plans? It is thought the duo were ­discussing possible future projects together after they reunited for a one-off Radio 4 special last year and remote appearances in May

Future plans? It is thought the duo were ­discussing possible future projects together after they reunited for a one-off Radio 4 special last year and remote appearances in May

On good terms: Their jubilant appearance together confirmed the duo have well and truly reconciled, following a near-decade-long feud that lasted from 2011 until at least 2018

On good terms: Their jubilant appearance together confirmed the duo have well and truly reconciled, following a near-decade-long feud that lasted from 2011 until at least 2018

Back on track: The comedy duo confirmed they had very much buried the hatchet when they posed together at the 40th birthday party of their mutual pal, actor Luke Evans in April 2019

Back on track: The comedy duo confirmed they had very much buried the hatchet when they posed together at the 40th birthday party of their mutual pal, actor Luke Evans in April 2019

Fans: David turned to greet passersby at one point during their stroll along the canal

Fans: David turned to greet passersby at one point during their stroll along the canal

Ever the comedian, Matt cheekily captioned the post: ‘When that guy from Les Mis met that judge from Britain’s Got Talent.’  

The comedy duo confirmed they had very much buried the hatchet when they posed together at the 40th birthday party of their mutual pal, actor Luke Evans in April 2019.

Between 2011 and 2018 – when they both attended Dale Winton’s funeral – the Little Britain stars were not seen in public together. 

Long feud: Between 2011 and 2018 - when they both attended Dale Winton's funeral - the Little Britain stars were not seen in public together

Long feud: Between 2011 and 2018 – when they both attended Dale Winton’s funeral – the Little Britain stars were not seen in public together

Happy: The stars looked comfortable in one another's company as they stuck to lockdown rules and met up outdoors

Happy: The stars looked comfortable in one another’s company as they stuck to lockdown rules and met up outdoors

Pet pooches: David took charge of his beloed dogs as the pair strolled to the park entrance

Pet pooches: David took charge of his beloed dogs as the pair strolled to the park entrance

Matt released his autobiography Little Me: The A-Z Of Matt Lucas in 2018 in which he uncovered their explosive backstage fights as well the manic performances that made them, briefly, the most celebrated comedy duo in the country.

In the tome he snipes: ‘Walliams has now sold so many children’s books he can probably buy his own private jet, all decked out in pink, with a river inside it for him to swim up’ — a swipe at the fame Walliams acquired when he swam the Channel and, later on, the length of the Thames.

In his autobiography, Matt revealed how tensions boiled between the pair in 2005 during their Little Britain Live tour, leading to a spectacular backstage fight.

Troubled past: Matt released his autobiography Little Me: The A-Z Of Matt Lucas in 2018 in which he uncovered their explosive backstage fights

Troubled past: Matt released his autobiography Little Me: The A-Z Of Matt Lucas in 2018 in which he uncovered their explosive backstage fights

Off camera feuds: In his autobiography, Matt revealed how tensions boiled between the pair in 2005 during their Little Britain Live tour, leading to a spectacular backstage fight

Off camera feuds: In his autobiography, Matt revealed how tensions boiled between the pair in 2005 during their Little Britain Live tour, leading to a spectacular backstage fight

In the past: Disputes started over trivial matters, such as David's apparent insistence that jumbo packs of Maltesers should be provided by the promoter at every venue

In the past: Disputes started over trivial matters, such as David’s apparent insistence that jumbo packs of Maltesers should be provided by the promoter at every venue

The two men demanded separate dressing rooms but found they had to prepare together before every show, just to cope with all the technical issues each night.

Disputes then started over trivial matters, such as David’s apparent insistence that jumbo packs of Maltesers should be provided by the promoter at every venue.

David and Matt first met in The National Youth Theatre, and broke onto the comedy scene with the sketch series Little Britain in 2003.

Known each other for years: David and Matt first met in The National Youth Theatre, and broke onto the comedy scene with the sketch series Little Britain in 2003

Known each other for years: David and Matt first met in The National Youth Theatre, and broke onto the comedy scene with the sketch series Little Britain in 2003

Beloved show: After three series the show concluded in 2005, but sparked a US spin-off three years later and numerous one-off specials for Comic and Sport Relief

Beloved show: After three series the show concluded in 2005, but sparked a US spin-off three years later and numerous one-off specials for Comic and Sport Relief

Tension: It was around the shows conclusion that tensions first reportedly began to bubble between the pair, as Matt described in his autobiography

Tension: It was around the shows conclusion that tensions first reportedly began to bubble between the pair, as Matt described in his autobiography

The series created iconic characters such as Andy and Lou (with the catchphrase ‘I don’t like it’), Vicky Pollard (‘Yeah but no yeah but no but’) and Carol Beer (‘Computer says no’).

After three series the show concluded in 2005, but sparked a US spin-off three years later and numerous one-off specials for Comic and Sport Relief.

But it was around the shows conclusion that tensions first reportedly began to bubble between the pair, as Matt described in his autobiography. 

Cabin fever began to set in, with things finally boiling over in Oxford a few nights before a Comic Relief special, and while the pair reconciled a similar bust-up at the end of the Australian tour in 2007 severed ties further.

Behind them: After years of not speaking the pair are rumoured to be planning future projects

Behind them: After years of not speaking the pair are rumoured to be planning future projects

Solo success: Since their split David has gone onto land a spot on the Britain's Got Talent in 2012 - and has remained ever since

Solo success: Since their split David has gone onto land a spot on the Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 – and has remained ever since

Writer: David has also published ten children's books, and was awarded an OBE last year for services to charity and the arts

Writer: David has also published ten children’s books, and was awarded an OBE last year for services to charity and the arts

David previously spoke about their disputes whilst promoting his own autobiography, Camp David in 2012. Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Mark Lawson he admitted: ‘We’re very different people and probably want different things and had different working methods.’

When asked whether his use of past tense implied the partnership is finished, David added: ‘Well, it’s over for the time being. Whether it’s over for ever I don’t know. But Matt wanted to go off and do his own thing, he wanted to be himself on a show, he wanted to do The Matt Lucas Awards and that’s why at the moment we are not doing things together.

‘Whether we will in the future, I don’t know. I certainly hope so. But for the moment I’m enjoying my freedom.’

Screen star: Meanwhile Matt went onto land a regular role as Nardole opposite Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who in 2015, as well as plenty of TV guest appearances

Screen star: Meanwhile Matt went onto land a regular role as Nardole opposite Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who in 2015, as well as plenty of TV guest appearances

Hollywood: .He has also starred in Hollywood movies such as Alice In Wonderland and Bridesmaids and recently became the newest Great British Bake Off host

Hollywood: .He has also starred in Hollywood movies such as Alice In Wonderland and Bridesmaids and recently became the newest Great British Bake Off host

Speaking out: David previously spoke about their disputes whilst promoting his own autobiography, Camp David in 2012

Speaking out: David previously spoke about their disputes whilst promoting his own autobiography, Camp David in 2012

Differences: Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Mark Lawson he admitted: 'We're very different people and probably want different things and had different working methods'

Differences: Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Mark Lawson he admitted: ‘We’re very different people and probably want different things and had different working methods’

Since their split David has gone onto land a spot on the Britain’s Got Talent in 2012 – and has remained ever since – alongside publishing ten children’s books, and was awarded an OBE last year for services to charity and the arts.

Meanwhile Matt went onto land a regular role as Nardole opposite Peter Capaldi in Doctor Who in 2015, as well as plenty of TV guest appearances.

He has also starred in Hollywood movies such as Alice In Wonderland and Bridesmaids and recently became the newest Great British Bake Off host. 

Old friends: The pair previously reunited at the Britain's Got Talent final last month, sending their fans wild with excitement

Old friends: The pair previously reunited at the Britain’s Got Talent final last month, sending their fans wild with excitement

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