LITTLE BRITAIN star Matt Lucas is in talks to play Friar Tuck in the second series of British adventure show ROBIN HOOD.
The heavyweight funny man is being lined up for the role despite show bosses initially suggesting the character did not fit into their version of the Sherwood Forest legend.
BBC1 controller PETER FINCHAM says, "I'd be delighted if he (Lucas) agreed to play Friar Tuck. I have already mentioned it to him and he said he's love to do it. The series wants to evolve. He is a great character."