Bottom's up!

Rik and Ade to revive their sitcom characters

Adrian Edmondson and Rik Mayall are to revive their Bottom double-act for a new BBC Two sitcom.

The couple are working a series based on the 1997 live show Hooligan’s Island – in which their ever-bickering alter egos became trapped on a desert island.

It will be the first time the pair have properly written together for nearly a decade.

Edmondson announced the news on Twitter, posting a picture of Mayall and tweeting: ‘Writing with this complete bastard today.’

He added: ‘We are trying to write a series of Hooligan’s Island – basically Richie and Eddie marooned on a desert island.’

The BBC have now confirmed it will be a six-part series for BBC Two next year.

Bottom originally aired on BBC Two between 1991 and 1995.

Published: 23 Aug 2012

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