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Matt Lucas' most controversial moments - LGBTQ backlash to Bake Off racism claims

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Matt Lucas has been known to push the envelope with his hilarious sketches and on-screen personas since he first started his career in the mid-90s.The talented writer and actor quickly became well-known for his comedy roles and his depiction of outlandish scenarios that fans grew to love.But it was his televised version of his show Little Britain that catapulted him to fame when it first hit TV screens in 2003.Appearing alongside fellow comedian and writer David Walliams, the two men offered viewers several laughs as they impersonated various characters.However, the controversial show hasn't sat well with modern audiences and since the programme is no longer televised Matt has been forced to apologise for several allegations relating to Little Britain and other shows.Daily Star has taken a look inside his most controversial momentsAlthough Little Britain was one of the nation's most loved comedy shows, it hasn't aged too well with modern audiences.In 2017, Matt was forced to apologise to the trans community after many believed that Little Britain did not reflect them well.Talking openly to The Big Issue at the time, he expressed: "If I could go back and do Little Britain again, I wouldn’t make those jokes about transvestites."He added: "Society has moved on a lot since then, and my own views have evolved.

There was no bad intent there — the only thing you could accuse us of was greed."We just wanted to show off about what a diverse bunch of people we could play."During the time Little Britain was in its prime, Matt and co-star often dabbled in controversial costumes to represent people from different countries.Matt himself was often seen in blackface makeup and used it for one of his characters Pastor Jesse King.After.

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