Ade Edmondson: It's unlikely I'll work with Rik Mayall again

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 April 2014
Ade Edmondson

Ade Edmondson

Ade Edmondson says it is "unlikely" he and his comedy partner Rik Mayall will work together again because they have done everything they could together

Ade Edmondson says it is "unlikely" he will work with his comedy partner Rik Mayall again.

The duo enjoyed a working relationship which spanned across three decades beginning in the 1980s and produced acclaimed comedy TV shows 'The Young Ones', 'Filthy Rich & Catflap' and 'Bottom'.

Ade and Rik haven't collaborated together since the early 2000s and the 57-year-old funnyman doesn't see a reunion on the cards.

The 'Ade at Sea' star told BANG Showbiz: "I think it's very unlikely, just because we worked together for nearly 30 years and I kind of called a stop to it because I just wanted to do other stuff. I love everything we did together - I'm really proud of it - it's just that I want to experience lots of things in my life and I felt I'd experienced that to its fullest really and we'd done pretty well."

Current 'Celebrity Masterchef' winner Ade also ruled out a Monty Python-style reunion show with Rik, 56, because most of their jokes were based around slapstick and physical comedy.

He said: "It would be quite hard to do a greatest hits tour with our show because it was always just the two of us swearing at each other and hitting each other."

When asked if a 'Young Ones' reunion stage show could happen with him, Rik, Nigel Planner and Christopher Ryan, he quipped: "That would be appalling, wouldn't it? Just imagine how bad that would be. You could come but it would be a shit show."

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