In a new interview with the Belfast Telegraph Rik Mayall finally gives his version of the events that led to the cancelation of the new series of Bottom.
The project was announced in August 2012 but by October it had been mothballed. Adrian said at the time: “We started working on something and we realised why we stopped working together. It wasn’t working.”
Rik now says that he hopes they will bring back their characters Richie and Eddie when they are reaching pensionable age.
“Ade said ‘we’re not old enough’ (to bring Bottom back). I said ‘yes we are – it’s called acting’.
“He just put his foot down and said, ‘it’s not going to work mate.’ He wants to wait ten years until we’re older. I won’t be able to see or hear or walk.”