Enfield and Whitehouse set to tour

First gigs since 1988...

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse are planning to reunite for their first live tour in almost 25 years.

The duo are set to revive all their old characters such as Smashie And Nicey, Kevin The Teenager and The Old Gits for the shows – which would be the first time they have toured together since 1988.

However they appear to be divided on the format of the gigs, with Whitehouse keen to trot out the catchphrases while Enfield imagining something more challenging.

Whitehouse, 52, told Radio 5 Live’s Richard Bacon: ‘Peter Kay did his Mum Wants A Bungalow tour. I want us to do a Putting Out Mums In A Home tour. We’ve not really done a tour together, not since 1998.

Enfield, 49, confirmed: ‘We’re seriously considering going on tour. But we need to get a bit of time and go away and think, “What are we going to do if we go away on tour?”’

Whitehouse replied: ‘Just do all the characters and the catchphrases. We don’t want a concept album. When you see Deep Purple the reunion tour, you don’t want to hear them do their new album, you want to hear them do Smoke On The Water.

‘I have to put up with him going “I want to do something challenging”,’ he told Bacon.

‘We’ll do Smashie and Nicey, but Harry quite rightly thinks it’s slightly disturbing to do Kevin The Teenager.

Enfield said: ‘It’s now, like, 20 years, and I could definitely do the Old Gits, because I am one. [But] isn’t it quite embarrassing to be doing Kevin The Teenager. I’m nearly 50 you know and Paul’s over 50. It just feels weird.

‘But anyway I might do it. OK yeah, yeah, I’ll do it.’

Published: 23 Sep 2010

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