British comedy sketch show LITTLE BRITAIN will be brought to a close after the upcoming third series to allow creators Matt Lucas and David Walliams to concentrate on other projects.

Walliams and Lucas - who begin filming for the forthcoming series this week (begs13JUN05) - have decided not to continue with a fourth series to ensure the show exits at the height of its popularity.

The decision will disappoint fans of the BBC show - whose cult following has attracted celebrity guest appearances from SIR Elton John, George Michael and Robbie Williams.

Hollywood hunk George Clooney and veteran screen star Robert Vaughn are also set for a cameo role in the next series.

12/06/2005 14:06