Vic and Bob would welcome House of Fools offers
- Bang Showbiz
- 14 January 2016
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer would love to take 'House of Fools' to another TV network because they enjoyed working on the show
Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer would love to take 'House of Fools' to another TV network.
The comedy duo were disappointed when the BBC axed their sitcom after just two series and would jump at the chance to take it to a new home.
Asked if they would revive the show for another channel, they both agreed they would and Bob added: "We miss 'House of Fools' a lot.
"We always enjoyed doing that; it felt a bit like a different and fresh show for British TV, so we always feel attached to those sort of things.
"The same as when 'Shooting Stars' first came out, we felt a little bit like 'Where did that come from?', and 'Big Night Out'.
"We felt that there was an element of that with 'House Of Fools', that it was a nice new take on a sitcom.
'It was such a talented cast, it all came together. The show had a real, live organic feel, it was great fun to do; very creative but it didn't seem like hard work."
But Bob, 56, admitted he wasn't surprised when the show was axed, suggesting the network prefers to work with "younger" comics.
Speaking at a press conference for their '25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments' tour, he said: "We've always been a slightly specialist interest, and as you get older, for specialist interest programmes I think broadcasters are probably looking for younger talent, really, And it wasn't watched by millions and millions, so the writing was on the wall.
"It was good to get two series out. I think it might stand the test of time because in the end it might be something that is looked back on very fondly that show."
'25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments' tour kicks off in Leeds on January 30.