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  • Trivia

    • In May 2009, Matt Lucas announced that he has lost two stone (28 pounds) after a health warning from his doctor.

    • Matt mounted a legal action with David Walliams and Catherine Tate against Christian Publishing and Outreach when they used the two catchphrases "Yeah but no but yeah" and "Am I bovvered" in a publicity campaign.

    • In the Top 10 Gay wedding list published in 2008, the Telegraph (a British newspaper) ranked the union between Matt Lucas and his ex-civil partner Kevin McGee at no 2.

    • In June 2008, Matt and Kevin McGee announced their separation following their Civil Partnership in 2006; in October of the same year the divorce became official. The split was said to be amicable.

    • Matt has previously written articles for the Guardian (London) newspaper

    • Matt Lucas features Ben Fold's music video "Jesusland". Matt stars as a wig-wearing evangelist Reverend Lukas Clearhart, who is trying to sell miracle water.

    • In May 2006, Matt appeared in a series of commercials as Digit Al, explaining the switch over from terrestrial to digital TV.

    • He went to the same school as Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Ali G)

    • Matt is a supporter of Arsenal Football Club

    • He is Jewish.

    • During his teenage years he was sent to Weight Watchers. He admitted this on a Little Britain special of the South Bank Show on ITV.

    • He met his comedy partner David Walliams in 1990 at the National Youth Theatre. They were put together because of their good impressions. Matt impersonated Sir Jimmy Saville.

    • Matt's most famous character on Little Britain is Vicki Pollard. Her cathphrase "no but yeah but no but yeah" is one of the most popular in Britain.

    • Matt revealed during an interview on The South Bank Show, that his hair fell out when he was six years-old.

  • Quotes

    • Matt: I met Boy George in a club and he asked me if I'd play Leigh Bowery, presumably because I'm bald and fat. I'd make my entrance to a lovely song called 'Don't Knock It 'Til You've Tried It', which is about cottaging, a big part of Leigh's life. He wasn't fussed what you looked like, and I really think that's something to celebrate.

    • Matt: I finally learned to love myself by dressing up as Geri Halliwell.

    • Matt: I mean comedy is something that's very personal and people have strong opinions about.

    • Matt: I think that's natural because it's no longer new to them. Our main approach is to carry on doing what we do, not believe our own hype and do what we've always done, which is try and make the funniest show possible.

    • Matt: We were friends for four years before we started writing together, so that is the foundation on which our partnership is built.

    • Matt: Their street signs keep getting nicked. And when we did the live tour, when we did get to Wales, it felt really good to be there.

    • Matt: It's very likely that graduates, current employees and retirees have some wonderful pieces of Deer Park history in their closets or garages.

    • Matt: We're trying to fill the gaps in the collection... Several schools have opened since the museum was originally created, and for other schools, we simply don't have any items to display.

    • Matt: I'm a very recent convert to the gay scene!

    • Matt: We're going to kill some characters off in the new series...

    • Matt: It's important to hold something back, though, because quite frankly my personal life is pretty dull and I don't want to bore people with it.

    • Matt: I was hoping that the appeal of the show would stretch beyond the anglophile and comedy-obsessed.

    • Matt: We've found that our lives are beginning to change, that the press, for instance, has taken an interest in us and our lives.

    • Matt: I loved all the camp comics of my childhood, Kenneth Williams and Frankie Howerd and John Inman, but school gave me a very bad feeling about being gay and then, when I was about 12 - bang, along came AIDS. I can't think of a single positive thing about being gay at that time.

    • Matt: People will love something very much or hate something very much. But the great thing about a sketch show is that if something comes along that you don't like, something else will come along in a minute that hopefully you might like that.

    • Matt: I'm a very recent convert to the gay scene. I went to a party a couple of years ago and met a very nice man who took me under his wing and started taking me out to clubs. It was a revelation.

    • Matt: When I left school I was full of angst, like any teenager, and I channeled it all into comedy.

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