David Walliams has said Little Britain would be a very different show today.
The iconic show, which ran on BBC Three and BBC One between 2003 and 2007, starred David and fellow comedian Matt Lucas in a number of regular sketches.
Britain’s Got Talent’s David admitted this week that any comeback for the show would be very different now.
“You’d definitely do it differently because it’s a different time now,” he said.
He told the Radio Times magazine this week: “You’d make any comedy differently. We started working on Little Britain nearly 20 years ago, because it was on radio first.
“It’s hard to say specifically how it would be different. There’s all kinds of tolerances that change. People understand people’s predicaments more now. Maybe it’s, ‘We see this differently, we’ve got more information,’ and it would be a different type of joke.”
David’s co-star Matt previously all but ruled out a return for the show in its original form.
While Matt said there are some characters he’d love to reprise, he thinks its unlikely the show would work today.
“One of the reasons [Little Britain] was so successful is because it was a reflection of its time,” Matt explained. “I don’t think we would get away with Little Britain today.
“In some ways, we are more conservative now but in other ways, we are more liberal.”
The comic told ITV’s Lorraine: “If you did [Little Britain] now the way we did it then with jokes about transvestites… Well, we have a different appreciation now of the struggles of the transgender community.
“If you did Little Britain now the same way we did it then, we’d get a lot of complaints!”
However there was one glimmer of hope for fans of the sketch show, with Matt concluding of a possible return: “Never say never.”