What a bummer

Ade Edmonson vows: I'll never do Bottom again

Adrian Edmondson has vowed: ‘I'll never do anything like Bottom with Rik Mayall again’.

The comic revealed that he pulled out of a planned revival of the sitcom last year because he felt pressured into doing it.

But he wasn’t enjoying the experience, so pulled out after writing just two episodes with his former Young Ones co-star.

They had planned a six-part series based on their1997 touring show Hooligan’s Island, but Edmondson told Digital Spy he pulled out ‘because I thought it was a backwards step’.

He added: ‘There's too much else to do in life. My other passions in life are stronger."

‘My main passion in life is my band the Bad Shepherds. That's never going to achieve the same success as Bottom, but it's what I want to do. I just feel happier.

‘And I know it disappoints people and people will say, “Why don't you just fucking do it?” It would be six months of misery and I'm not sure how much working life I have left. 15 to 20 years?

‘Do I really want to spend six months of it right now being pressurised into it? No I don't. So I managed to annoy everybody.’

The comic is currently promoting his ITV documentary series Ade In Britain.

Published: 26 Feb 2013

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