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Rik Mayall scraps plans to bring Bottom back

In August (12), Mayall announced plans to reunite with his co-star Adrian Edmondson to bring Bottom back for a new series, titled Hooligans’ Island.

However, Edmondson has now confirmed the project has been shelved after the comedy duo failed to make progress.

He tells BBC Radio Essex, “There isn’t a Bottom series four. There isn’t anything. We started working on something and we realised why we stopped working together. It wasn’t working.”

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Asked why he exited the Bottom revival, Edmondson adds, “Because I enjoy other things more… I’m aware that people think comedy’s easy to do and write and everything, and it relatively is to be honest. But once you get to a certain age you want to do things you really enjoy, not just things you can do.”

A spokesperson for the BBC, which aired the sitcom between 1991 and 1995, says, “I can confirm that Hooligans’ Island is not going to be made.”

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