David Walliams And Matt Lucas Spotted Together For 'First Time In Seven Years'
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David Walliams and his former comedy partner Matt Lucas have been spotted face to face in public - with the Sun reporting that it marks the first time this has happened since the pair last worked together seven years ago, amid rumours that the two have been embroiled in an ongoing feud.
The two were photographed at the funeral of Dale Winton, who passed away at the age of 62 in April.
Walliams and Lucas reportedly haven't been on great terms since their professional relationship - most famous for Little Britain - ended.
Publicising his new book Camp David, Walliams was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, where he gave frank insight to his relationship with Lucas, telling the show's presenter Mark Lawson: "We're very different people and probably want different things and had different working methods."
He added: "It's over for the time being. Whether it's over forever I don't know. But Matt wanted to go off and do his own thing, he wanted to be himself on a show, he wanted to do 'The Matt Lucas Awards' and that's why at the moment we are not doing things together.
"Whether we will in the future, I don't know. I certainly hope so. But for the moment I'm enjoying my freedom."
Walliams also spoke about friend Dale Winton in the interview, saying: "He absolutely lived for showbusiness.
"I was always worried for him, inevitably it [fame] does go away. You have your moment in the sun, you're still working but you're not quite where you were."
He also referenced the death of Dale's mother Sheree, who took her own life just days after he turned 21, adding: "I just wish he was able to find happiness himself, but I think he was so devastated by what happened to his mother when he was so young, he found it hard.
"He absolutely worshipped her, he found her, that sort of thing you never really get over."
Walliams continued: "The most awful thing... He used to tell me he had this terrible guilt as his mum had asked him if he was gay and he said no and he felt this terrible guilt that he hadn't told her the truth."
He added: "He was a really beautiful soul and I'm going to miss him terribly.
"I'm sure everyone will as well."
The news of Winton's death was confirmed at the time by his agent, who said: "It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.
"While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time of grief."