The Little Britain comedian will present Reasons to be Cheerful with Matt Lucas, a new entertainment programme featuring comedic sketches and interviews with key workers on the frontline in the battle against Covid-19, as well as comedians, sports stars and other TV personalities.
Starting on Sunday 26 April, Lucas and his guests will broadcast from their homes over a six part series, while comedian Mo Gilligan is also to present his own quarantine mini-series, Mo Gilligan’s All Star Happy Hour.
Lucas has worked hard fundraising from self-isolation, releasing the song “Thank You Baked Potato” as a charity single to raise money for Feed NHS, which aims to deliver hot meals to NHS staff and critical care workers.
“I’m chuffed to bits to be joining the most delicious show on television,” Lucas said of his announcement. “I can’t wait to break bread with Noel, Prue [Leith] and Paul [Hollywood] and meet the brilliant bakers.
“And bearing in mind my love of cake, I’ve already ordered some much larger trousers in anticipation.”