The Matt Lucas Awards

The Matt Lucas Awards is a British entertainment series hosted by comedian and television personality Matt Lucas.

The Matt Lucas Awards
Title card (2012–13)
Created byMatt Lucas
Presented byMatt Lucas
StarringDiana Lobatto
David Arnold (series 1)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Matt Lucas
Producer(s)Richard Grocock and Ashley Blaker[1]
Production location(s)Teddington Studios (2012)
Elstree Studios (2013)
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)John Stanley Productions
Original networkBBC One
Picture format16:9 (HDTV)
Original release10 April 2012 (2012-04-10) –
17 December 2013 (2013-12-17)
Preceded byAnd the Winner Is
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The idea for The Matt Lucas Awards stemmed from And the Winner Is..., a radio series presented by Lucas for a number of years prior to the series. The format of the series involves a number of celebrity guests providing nominations for artists or objects in a number of weird and wonderful categories, the winner of which will receive a 'Lucas' award.

A pilot episode of the series was filmed in June 2011, and later released to the BBC iPlayer for internet viewing. The layout of the pilot consisted of Lucas in the centre of a studio of people, sitting on a couch, as if at an awards ceremony. Three guests would then come on, one at a time, and talk about one subject which they have a grievance with. The pilot received positive feedback from critics and audience alike, and as such, a full series of six episodes was commissioned by the BBC. Filming began in January 2012, with episodes airing from 10 April. Unlike the pilot, the series is set in a studio designed to look like Lucas' flat, and three guests each give a nomination in the same subject category, unlike the pilot, which was one subject per guest. Lucas' mother is also present in every episode. During the first series, musician David Arnold performed incidental music live in the studio. Each episode also features a performance section, where the guest must back up their nomination by giving a performance relating to it, such as singing, dancing or otherwise performing. Lucas performs the opening theme tune, and in the first series also sang variations on the theme live over the closing credits. Several changes took place for the second series, the most noticeable being that Lucas no longer decides the winner from each category himself, but instead the winner is chosen by a panel of judges. Also, Arnold does not appear and any incidental music is no longer performed live.

Episode guideEdit


Show Airdate Guests
Pilot 16 June 2011 Dave Gorman
Ruby Wax
Jack Whitehall

Series 1Edit

Show Airdate Guests Awards
1 10 April 2012 Jason Manford
Graeme Garden
Henning Wehn
2 17 April 2012 Sue Perkins
Richard Madeley
Marc Wootton
  • • Ghastliest Holiday Destination: Isle of Skye
  • • Silliest Hair Ever Seen on a Guest's Head: Richard, Aged 47
  • • Utterly Useless Knowledge: Star Wars Figure Identification
  • • Most Peculiar Guest: Richard Madeley
3 24 April 2012 Louis Walsh
Germaine Greer
Clive Anderson
4 1 May 2012 Esther Rantzen
Chris Tarrant
Johnny Vegas
5 8 May 2012 Maureen Lipman
Julian Clary
Alex Horne
6 15 May 2012 Griff Rhys Jones
Ruth Jones
David Baddiel
7 22 May 2012 The Best, Worst, Awful, Awesome and Unseen Bits

Series 2Edit

Show Airdate Guests Judges Awards
8 5 March 2013 (2013-03-05) Ardal O'Hanlon
Adil Ray
Robert Webb
Alex Danson
Anthony Ogogo
Kate Walsh
9 12 March 2013 (2013-03-12) Eamonn Holmes
Josie Long
Jason Manford
Michael Cronin
Lee MacDonald
Gwyneth Powell
10 19 March 2013 (2013-03-19) Gyles Brandreth
Holly Walsh
Mark Watson
Peter Duncan
Janet Ellis
Peter Purves
  • • Most Meaningless Phrase: Lightning does not strike twice in the same place
  • • Most Ridiculous British Law: It is illegal to jump, but not fly off Worthing Pier
  • • Hidden Talent Award: Mark Watson (ability to identify the number of letters in a word)
  • • Most Chirpiest Guest: Gyles Brandreth
11 26 March 2013 (2013-03-26) Richard Bacon
Jason Byrne
Shappi Khorsandi
Stuart Baggs
Raef Bjayou
Katie Hopkins
12 9 April 2013 (2013-04-09)[2] Susan Calman
Andy Parsons
Rhys Thomas
  • • Most Deluded group of people: Parents
  • • Most Fanciable Person of the Same Gender (Unless you are a gay in which case opposite gender): Daniel Craig
  • • Hidden Talent Award: Rhys Thomas (Knowledge of Queen Songs)
  • • Most Childish Guest: Susan Calman
13 16 April 2013 (2013-04-16) Dave Gorman
Ruby Wax
Alex Horne
Leonard Fenton
John Altman
Peter Dean
Nej Adamson
  • • American most likely to make us glad we lost the USA to begin with: Kevin Trudeau
  • • Most miserable showbiz experience: Being heckled at the Hippo Club, Nottingham
  • • Hidden Talent Award: Ruby Wax (Zumba)
  • • Bravest Guest: Alex Horne
14 2 June 2013 (2013-06-02) Series 2 Compilation[3]

Christmas SpecialEdit

Show Airdate Guests Judges Awards
15 17 December 2013 (2013-12-17)[4] Jo Brand
Alan Davies
Rhod Gilbert
Bob Carolgees
Bonnie Langford
Ted Robbins
  • • People you'd most like to leave off the Christmas card list: People who draw their eyebrows
  • • Most Effective Post-Christmas Diet: Carb-free diet
  • • Most Disappointing Christmas Present Ever Received: A bat box
  • • Hidden Talent Award: Jo Brand (An encyclopaedic knowledge of Elvis Costello songs)
  • • Most Festive Guest: Rhod Gilbert


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  2. ^ "Series 2 – Episode 6". Radio Times. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Compilation". BBC Online. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Christmas Special". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 28 November 2013.

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