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Jake Daniels: Eddie Izzard, Matt Lucas and Roman Kemp support footballer after he comes out as gay

Entertainment figures including Matt Lucas, Eddie Izzard and Roman Kemp have supported Jake Daniels, after he became the first pro footballer to come out as gay in 32 years. “I’ve known my whole life that I’m gay, and I now feel that I’m ready to come out and be myself,” the 17-year-old said in a statement on Monday 16 May. The Blackpool FC forward is the first male professional player in the UK to come out since Justin Fashanu in 1990. Fashanu took his own life eight years later, aged 37, having suffered a fierce backlash from football fans....
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Who is Matt Lucas replacing on Celeb Bake Off 2022?

In a very random and last-minute turn of events co-host of the British classic Bake Off, Matt Lucas will be experiencing what it’s really like to feel the baking pressure in the tent as the comedian is called in as a replacement for a contestant on The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer.

David Walliams and Matt Lucas criticised for Comic Relief sketch

The return of Little Britain's David Walliams and Matt Lucas for Comic Relief hasn't gone down well with everyone, with some viewers criticising their Red Nose Day sketch as "unfunny" and "misogynistic". Walliams and Lucas resurrected their '90s-era show Rock Profile for Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2022 telethon on...

Comic Relief: David Walliams and Matt Lucas criticised for ‘disgusting’ Billie Eilish sketch

David Walliams and Matt Lucas have attracted criticism for a “disgusting” sketch impersonating Billie Eilish.The comedic duo appeared on BBC’s Comic Relief on Friday night (18 March), appearing in a sketch that saw Walliams and Lucas imitating some of the biggest stars in music.Miley Cyrus, Lewis Capaldi, Post Malone, Adele, Lady Gaga and Billy Ray Cyrus were all parodied.Many viewers, however, took issue with how Eilish was lampooned in the performance.Donning the singer’s signature black and green hair, Walliams played Eilish.His character is seen sitting cross-legged on the sofa focused on her phone while presenter Vernon Kay is attempting...

Matt Lucas and David Walliams’ ‘Rock Profile’ skit for Comic Relief branded ‘outdated’ by furious viewers

Comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams have been criticised for their Comic Relief skit called Rock Profile, after they impersonated a number of famous faces.The duo - who are best known for their controversial skit series Little Britain - didn’t go down well with last night’s viewers, as many branded the segment “outdated”, “unfunny”, and even “disgusting”.Rock Profile saw Walliams, 50, and Lucas, 48, impersonate the likes of Miley Cyrus, Lewis Capaldi, Post Malone, Adele and Lady Gaga.However, it was the impression of Billie Eilish which riled people up.Click here to sign up to our newsletters. Read More Mariah Carey accidentally texts Shawn Mendes in hilarious exchangeRock and Roll Hall of Fame rejects Dolly Parton’s withdrawal requestsScarlett Moffatt stuns Comic Relief fans with singing voice

‘Glued to Big Jet TV’: Matt Lucas and David Baddiel among celebrities reacting to Storm Eunice

As Storm Eunice continues to cause havoc in areas of the UK, celebrities such as Matt Lucas and David Baddiel have reacted to the ongoing chaos on social media.Eunice is thought to be one of the worst storms in decades. The Met Office has issued two “red” weather warnings due to the severity of the winds – an extremely rare occurrence.Over 100,000 homes across England and Wales have experienced power outages, while a record-breaking 122mph gust of wind was recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight.Before the storm got fully underway on Friday (18 February), comedian Baddiel questioned...

'Great British Baking Show' Fans Have Feelings About Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas

Another season of The Great British Bake Off (or as American and Canadian audiences call it, The Great British Baking Show) has come and gone. While fans continue to celebrate Giuseppe Dell'Anno's recent triumph, there appears to be some chatter about this past season's banter between the two cohosts, Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding.

Hattori Racing Enterprises Welcomes Matt Lucas

Hattori Racing Enterprises (HRE) announced today that industry veteran Matt Lucas will join the organization to assume the role of Team Manager effective immediately. Lucas will also serve as crew chief for Chase Purdy and the No. 61 team. Lucas joins HRE from Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) where he grew...

‘The Great British Baking Show’s Two Big Problems? Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas

When I think back about this whole season of The Great British Baking Show, I’m tempted to say it was pretty close to perfect. Sure, as a hardcore fan and professional critic, I can get persnickety about production choices and judges calls. However, when the dust settled on this season, it was really one of the best installments of the series ever. Once again, the “Bake Off Bubble” helped the bakers bond like never before. Paul Hollywood tampered down the Hollywood handshakes, rendering them more exciting. And this class of bakers was in a league of their own.

Matt Lucas calls LGB Alliance ‘anti-trans’: ‘It doesn’t represent me or any gay people I care to know’

Matt Lucas has hit out at the LGB Alliance, saying that the group doesn’t represent him as a gay man.The political group and registered charity aims to protect the rights of lesbian, gay and bisexual people by separating issues of sexuality from the “damaging theory of gender identity”.However, the LGB Alliance has been called a “divisive and polarising anti-trans campaign group” by a number of LGBT+ charities.The Conservative party faced criticism this week after reports emerged claiming that they would be hosting a stand from the group at their forthcoming party conference.In a tweet shared on Thursday (30 September), Lucas...
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Why is Matt Lucas a Drag Race judge when he made his name cross-dressing for cheap laughs?

Season three of Drag Race UK kick started last night and it was as iconic as we anticipated. The queens were all stunning but the vibes were a little bit off for me. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the episode a lot but last night’s judging didn’t sit right with me. For those who didn’t watch, Matt Lucas was invited on as a guest judge and I really don’t understand why.