David Walliams reveals Matt Lucas split, BGT fears and how he hates the way he looks in Esquire interview!
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In the new issue of Esquire (released today) David Walliams reveals he and Matt Lucas will not work together for the foreseeable future.
“We’ve been taking a break, doing different things.”
David says, “Matt didn’t want to do any more Come Fly With Me. He 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.”
In the interview David also admits the pair will not be teaming up to film a new series of Little Britain…
He said: “Every day, people go, ‘Ooh, are you doing any more Little Britain?’ Every day.
“And you think you’d like to see it but actually it probably wouldn’t be as good as it was and it would just mean we were doing that every year, year-in and year-out and you’d get bored.”
David also reveals how nervous he was when he started as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent. “It’s a scary thing; I thought this could be the end of my career,’ the 41-year-old admitted.
‘It’s a show that has this huge press, so if you are not doing well on it, the press will devour you.”
Another worry for him, apparently, is the way he looks: “I’ve always, always hated the way I look,’ said the Little Britain star. ‘But that’s OK, I’m a comedian, it wouldn’t be good for me to be vain.”
He then talks about how insecurities plague his life, adding: “You know the best thing — for me anyway — the thing I love was being someone else. So when I would do characters like that, it was escapism.”
Of course the question about his sexuality is raised again,to which David says: “I’ve always been camp. A lot of people can’t make the distinction between someone who’s camp and someone who’s gay.
It’s a thing people really fear in themselves and I think everyone who’s homophobic probably has gay thoughts and feelings.
There are plenty of effeminate people who are straight.”
Read the full interview in the Esquire February issue out today.
For extra photos and a very funny behind the scenes video from the exclusive David Walliams shoot, in which he reveals his new years resolution click here.