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3 hours ago, And said:


Really? Matt Lucas? From painfully unfunny sketch show little Britain? 
I guess that’s a matter of taste then, but I can’t stand him and it will probably mean the end of me watching it. 

 

 

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God, bake off hosted by Vic, Bob and George Dawes would be deliciously anarchic.

 

A totally different show, mind. 

 

Regardless, Matt Lucas is incredibly likable and so I think that is a great choice.

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59 minutes ago, Isaac said:

Regardless, Matt Lucas is incredibly likable and so I think that is a great choice.

 

It's quite odd watching the completely different tragectories/perceptions of Lucas and Walliams after LB/that airport thing.

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19 minutes ago, Hexx said:

 

It's quite odd watching the completely different tragectories/perceptions of Lucas and Walliams after LB/that airport thing.

 

It has because Lucas has actually attempted to intellectually engage and apologise for that work, his interview on RHLSTP is really well worth a listen. Whereas David Walliams has just decided to pimp himself out to ITV1 over lowest common denominator shite.

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The only problem with Matt Lucas is that he teamed up with David Fucking Walliams for Little Britain. No idea what he was thinking, hanging around with that unfunny prick.

 

He’ll be great on this with Noel.

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On 12/03/2020 at 11:42, JPL said:

The only problem with Matt Lucas is that he teamed up with David Fucking Walliams for Little Britain. No idea what he was thinking, hanging around with that unfunny prick.

 

He’ll be great on this with Noel.

 

Well, he didn't first team up with him for Little Britain. They had been working together as a team for a few years before that, most memorably on Rock Profile:

 

Walliams and Matt Lucas first met at the National Youth Theatre. At their first meeting, Lucas did an impression of Jimmy Savile and Walliams an impression of Frankie Howerd. They would not meet again for another year.[18] In the late 1990s, playing minor roles in sketches such as The Club, Walliams and Lucas played grotesque caricatures of various rock musicians in the series Rock Profile and in the spoof documentary series Sir Bernard's Stately Homes. They were also stars of the Paramount Comedy Channel show Mash and Peas, and it was in this guise that they appeared in the Fat Les video. Walliams and Lucas also had small roles in Plunkett and Maclaine as prisoners.

 

 

 

 

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After being convinced this would be cancelled this year, when I heard it was going to be on I was really worried about how a socially distanced bake-off could work. The decision to do it in a bubble is inspired. Just seeing people standing next to each other feels a bit weird but it soon clicked back into that old familiarity. This and Harry Hill’s world of TV are the only things on at the moment that warm my heart and make me a little happier inside. 
 

I thought Matt Lucas was great, he just comes across as being lovely. 

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10 hours ago, teddymeow said:

That's more Frank Sidebottom than Freddie Mercury.

 

that's exactly what I said right from the clips they showed at the start, even looked like it was sculpted from strips of glued on paper.  

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16 hours ago, Gigawatt said:

After being convinced this would be cancelled this year, when I heard it was going to be on I was really worried about how a socially distanced bake-off could work. The decision to do it in a bubble is inspired. Just seeing people standing next to each other feels a bit weird but it soon clicked back into that old familiarity. This and Harry Hill’s world of TV are the only things on at the moment that warm my heart and make me a little happier inside. 
 

I thought Matt Lucas was great, he just comes across as being lovely. 

You need to be watching Mortimer and Whitehouse Gone Fishing - the most joyous half hour of TV every week.

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5 hours ago, Steve McQueef said:

I thought Lucas was awful, but I'm reminded of how awkward Noel was at first. 

 

I think he was good, but he clashed. Definitely off a mindset to be the funniest one there, but hopefully just going to take a while to realise this show is a calm team effort and not a competitive comedy.

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for anybody who missed the horrific showstoppers - with some added great descriptions

 

Big thanks to Mak for answering the question “What would Bill Bryson look like if he was born in a test tube and fed nothing but intravenous sewage until he was destroyed as an act of God after a fortnight?”

 

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/sep/23/great-british-bake-off-bust-cakes-ranked

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