Apparently ignoring critics’ reviews that have completely panned Matt Lucas and David Walliam’s latest offering Come Fly With Me, BBC head of in-house comedy Mark Freeland has announced a second series of the airport mockumentary.
Unable to resist a good pun, Freeland said: “After such a flying start on BBC One, it’s great news that Matt Lucas and David Walliams will once again be filling the check-in desks, departure lounges and cockpits with their wonderful and weird characters.”
Hmm… wonderful and weird characters you say? Pretty sure it’s just been a heavily-reliant-on-wardrobe Walliams and Lucas prancing around minus any real gags but hey, with 6.1m viewers tuning in for the last episode on Thursday, what do I know?
Side stepping glowing reviews such as, “the worst sketch show, or sitcom to have ever gone out on a Christmas Day” (the Daily Express) BBC One controller Danny Cohen, added: “Come Fly With Me has been a huge hit with audiences. I can’t wait to see what Matt and David will do with the second series.”