Matt Lucas films BBC One pilot

...and you can watch it here

Matt Lucas is set to front his own BBC One series, based on his Radio 2 awards show.

A pilot of the Matt Lucas Awards has been filmed, with Ruby Wax, Dave Gorman and Jack Whitehall – and the entire pilot show has been placed online.

On the BBC Comedy blog, Lucas said the show was ‘meant to be the antidote to all the awards ceremonies that you see on TV’.

He added: ‘Rather than give Best Actor or Best Book, this show presents the awards other shows ignore – so it might be Smuggest Nation Of People or Worst Song By An Otherwise Reputable Artist. And that’s about it, really.

‘But it’s more of a chat show than a panel show - there’s no desks, the audience are seated around us, we have a house band and I often break into song, and whilst people are arguing why their nominations should win, there’s no real actual competition. It’s actually the opposite – the guests complement each other.

‘There was a sense of anarchy in the pilot, especially when Ruby Wax took Jack Whitehall’s phone and ran around the room threatening to ring up Anthony Costa from Blue. It’s a long story – you’ll have to watch the pilot to find out.’

Here it is:

Published: 15 Jun 2011

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