Famous comedian Matt Lucas is due to make an appearance at a school in Abingdon to share his new book.

The co-star of Little Britain and creator of popular ‘rude girl’ Vicky Pollard will be visiting Larkmead School in Faringdon Road on Tuesday, November 14.

A spokesperson for the school said: “We are looking forward to hosting Matt Lucas to celebrate his new festive book ‘The Boy who Slept Through Christmas’ along with primary pupils from across Abingdon.”

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The 49-year-old is known for his various film roles in Alice in Wonderland, Bridesmaids and Shaun of the Dead, along with playing a spate of characters in Little Britain and featuring as a host on Great British Bake Off.

Mr Lucas announced his exit from Bake Off in December last year, after three series co-hosting with Noel Fielding.


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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