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     Characters played by Matt Lucas 

Andy Pipkin

A man who is wheelchair-bound and is looked after by his friend Lou. But he's not actually paralyzed at all, and secretly gets out of his chair whenever Lou's back is turned.

  • Acrofatic: Despite being obese, he's capable of surprising acts of athleticism... when Lou isn't looking, of course.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: He seems to have some type of developmental disability... or does he?
  • Catchphrase: "I want that one", "Yeah, I know", and "I don't like it".
  • Disability as an Excuse for Jerkassery: Subverted because he's faking it.
  • Fat Bastard: He's overweight and a jerk.
  • Informed Attribute: He's apparently very eloquent, describing his opinions in colorful detail, but onscreen he's always a Terse Talker.
  • Jerkass: Pretends to be crippled so he can take advantage of Lou, and is a general ass.
  • Karma Houdini: Lou never catches on the fact that Andy's faking his disability. On top of that, he more often than not comes out on top despite his actions.
  • Karma Houdini Warranty: The final episode has an ongoing arc in which Andy is given a substitute carer in Lou's absence. Being far less of a pushover than Lou, Andy spends the entire episode under her mercy and being "taught" to fend for himself (along with suffering several painful bumps to the leg when the carer gets too inqusitive about how numb it is). Granted the karma only makes Andy double his efforts and murder her at the end of it.
  • Lazy Bum: The main reason he pretends to need a wheelchair.
  • Limited Wardrobe: He always wears the same purple sweatpants.
  • Obfuscating Disability: So he can get away with being a lazy jobless bum.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: In the last episode when he realizes his new carer won't put up with his behavior like Lou does. It's the only moment in the entire show where his expression changes and he actually shows real emotions. He's also way more talkative than usual.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Kicks the ass of the person who beat up Lou during the martial arts class.
    • At the end of Season 3, he's genuinely elated to hear Lou coming back though he has to sit back in his chair to keep up appearances.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: He pushes Lou's replacement off a cliff without a second thought because she refuses to let him use his 'disability' as an excuse to be lazy.

Vicky Pollard

A troubled teenage girl. Each sketch would involve her getting into trouble and trying to talk her way out of it. But she talks so fast that no-one can understand what she is saying. She also often goes off on tangents completely unrelated to the situation.

  • Babysitter from Hell: She sent the child she was babysitting on an errand to get her cigarettes, whilst having a drunken party at the house. She still expected to be asked to babysit again by the boy's parents.
  • Catchphrase: "Yeah, but, no, but, yeah, but, no, but you see what happened was that ...." "Shat ap!", "Oh my god, I so can't believe you just said that", and "Don't be giving me evils!"
  • Delinquent
  • Do Wrong, Right: Vicky is horrified when she finds that she is talking to her uncle while working on a sex hotline. No way is she going to allow him to run up that sort of phone bill, so she calls him back and continues the sex chat.
  • Gossipy Hens: Gossips about everyone especially when it's unrelated to her current predicament.
  • Motor Mouth: Really, it's a wonder the DVD subtitles can keep up with her.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Has six kids by seven different men.
    "But I never even had sex apart from that one time eight months ago, but apart from that I'm a complete virgin!"
  • Insane Troll Logic: "Just because I have sex with someone doesn't mean I fancy them! I'm not a slag!"
  • Jerkass: Is a typical trashy louty chav.

Daffyd Thomas

A self-proclaimed gay Welsh man. He spends his days at the local pub bemoaning how victimized he is for being "the only gay in the village", despite the fact that his village actually has a rather large gay community.

  • Attention Whore: Everything must be centered on his nonexistent predicament of being a gay man in a village where homosexuality is not tolerated. He once tried to get a police officer to arrest him, simply for being gay.
  • Catchphrase: Aside from the above, his opening line in a sketch is usually "Bacardi and Coke please, Myfanwy."
  • Faux Yay: Strongly implied to actually be heterosexual and just pretending to be gay for attention (though he does express interest in a man named Rhys when he first sees him).
  • Have I Mentioned I Am Gay?
  • Hypocrite
  • Selective Obliviousness: Everyone in Llandewi Breffi is gay, but he flat-out refuses to acknowledge this.

Marjorie Dawes

A woman who runs Fatfighters, a Weight Watchers-like group, but instead of helping her group, she just bullies her group for being fat, despite being overweight herself. She was based on the supervisor in a Weight Watchers group that Matt Lucas once attended, and had previously made a couple of appearances on ShootingStars as the mother of scorekeeper George Dawes.

  • The Bully: Bullies her own clients like a schoolyard bully.
  • Big Eater: If her shopping cart is any indication.
  • Catchphrase: "Hello, fatties!", "'Ave we got any neeeew members?", "Screeeeeeeeeew YOU!" among several others.
  • Hate Sink: A prejudiced bully who fat shames her clients and has no redeeming qualities.
  • Hypocrite: She's certainly no slouch herself when it comes to being overweight.
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: Was a Clingy Jealous Girl towards her black boyfriend in one episode and is implied she is deeply insecure about her own weight which is why she takes out on her slightly fatter clients.
  • It's All About Me: It's all about her gratification and not about helping her clients lose weight.
  • Jerkass: Bullies her clients instead of helping them despite being overweight herself and is a racist.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: She pretends not to understand what the Indian member is saying, despite her not only speaking perfect english but even better than Majorite.

"Bubbles" DeVere

Bubbles is a morbidly obese lady who owes massive amounts of money to the bank, due to her lavish spending habits. She also thinks she can get out of her various troubles by seducing people.

Kenny Craig

A stage hypnotist who typically uses his powers for his own benefit, from getting a woman to go on a date with him, to beating his elderly mother at a game of Scrabble.

  • Catchphrase: "Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, not around the eyes, look into my eyes. (snaps fingers) You're under. (Explains what he wants the person to do) 3,2,1............ (snaps fingers), you're back in the room."
  • Jerkass: Uses hypnosis to cheat against his own mother and make a woman go on a date with him.
  • Mundane Utility: His hypnosis.
  • Rule of Funny: Whether his hypnosis works or not. In fact the joke is that he's a bad hypnotist and that his hypnosis subjects will just go with it to make him happy but will draw the line eventually.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Kenny thinks he's a better hypnotist than he actually is.


  • Catchphrase: "Margaret! Margaret! There's a gentleman who wants to know if we (explains the thing Mr. Mann wants)."

Judy Pike

  • Satellite Character: She's Maggie's best friend who appears in all her sketches. Her role is to give Maggie something made by a minority, let her eat it, and than foolishly tell her who made it, causing Maggie too vomit onto everyone nearby.

     Characters played by David Walliams 

Lou Todd

  • Captain Oblivious: Throughout the entire series, he never learns that Andy is faking his disability.
  • Catchphrase: "But I thought you said you love/hate (insert topic). You always said that (explains why Andy loves or hates that thing in the most detailed way.)", "Because once I (explain the thing Andy wants him to do and says he can't undo it)and that'll be a right kerfuffle." and "What a kerfuffle."
    • He seems to be fond of the word "kerfuffle" in general.
  • Nice Guy: He is almost inhumanly patient with Andy and his constant demands and is generally friendly and polite to every stranger he comes across, even a very cross policeman who arrested him for speeding.
  • Speech Impediment: A lisp.

Sebastian Love

The Prime Minister's gay aide who has a huge crush on him.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: The Prime Minister sleeps with basically every political figure in the show, except Sebastian who just can't take a hint that he isn't interesting.
  • Big "WHAT?!": On a regular basis.
  • Camp Gay: He's flamboyant, knows all about scouts and fancies the Prime Minister.
  • Catchphrase: "Whatever!"
  • Hair Flip: Constantly flips his one sided mop of a haircut when saying his "Whatever", catchphrase.
  • Ignored Enamored Underling: The Prime Minister never returns his affections.
  • Jerkass: He's nice to the Prime Minister and later the President of the USA but rude to everyone who threatens his affections.

Eddie "Emily" Howard

A very unconvincing transvestite with outdated views on how women typically dress and behave. He's always seen wearing lacy, frilly Victorian-era dresses, and talks in a high-pitched falsetto voice about doing "ladylike" things.

  • Catchphrase: "I'm a lady!"
  • Hidden Depths: Played for laughs when he's able to help the Ice Cream van man get his engine started again.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He thinks he's great at pretending to be a woman, but he's not.

Maggie Blackamoor

  • Boomerang Bigot: Her prejudiced beliefs include all LGBT members, yet she herself is a lesbian. She actually throws up when she realizes this.
  • Catchphrase: "Who made this?"
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: Strongly resembles Margaret Thatcher, combined with some serious racial issues.
  • Racist Grandma: She's an elderly woman of obscenely prejudiced inclinations. To the point she throws up upon being told she's eaten something that was prepared by any kind of minority, be they non white, invalid, LGBT, homeless, or even overweight.
  • Vomit Indiscretion Shot: The core of her sketches is the repulsively over the top vomiting she undergoes upon being told she ate something that was cooked (or even handled) by someone who isn't white.


  • Catchphrase: "Eh- eh- eh!"
  • Manchild: Would rather pretend to be insane than make any attempt to fit into society.
  • Obfuscating Insanity: As demonstrated by "her", answering a telephone call in a perfectly normal voice.
  • Unusually Uninteresting Sight: "She's" clearly a man in a nightdress, and whenever "her" cell phone goes off Anne drops the charade and speaks perfectly normally to whoever's on the other end. Nobody else in the vicinity has ever commented on this.

Carol Beer

  • Catchphrase: "Computer Says No." Followed by a cough in the customers' faces.
  • Jerkass: Is very rude and unhelpful to customers and coughs in her customers faces a lot.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: Not very helpful towards her customers at all.

Dennis Waterman

An actor who is incredibly tiny. He thinks that the people who want him to be in their shows want him to write and sing the theme tunes as well as star in them.

Linda Flint

  • Catchphrase: "Hello, Martin, it's Linda. How can I describe him/ her? (explains the person in initially neutral, then increasingly rude, detail), that's right. The (calls the student a name)"
  • Evil Sounds Raspy
  • Jerkass

Ray McCooney

A weird Scottish hotel manager

  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Can't answer with a straight answer but would rather sing or play recorder instead.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Will drop the weird act when it's serious.
  • Shout-Out: His name is a reference to British playwright Ray Cooney, best known as the creator of Run For Your Wife.

Mr. Mann

A customer who asks for impossible things.

  • Catchphrase: "Hello. I would like a (asks for an impossible thing.)" "That's alright. I'll wait."
  • Creepy Monotone: Has a dreary voice when talking about what he wants.
  • Oop North: Has a prominent Lancashire/Yorkshire-esque Northern English accent.
  • Troll: He doesn't actually want what he's asking for, he just wants to annoy Roy. The one time he did get exactly what he asked for he left clearly disappointed.

Mrs. Emry

An old lady who urinates herself without knowing.


Bubbles' arch nemesis.

Sir Norman Fry

A Conservative MP who has a habit of finding himself in compromising positions with other men.

  • Bad Liar: His attempts to explain away why he was caught naked around other men show him to be this. In particular, his third sketch starts out with him claiming to have accidentally taken a photograph of himself in the nude, which was then uploaded to Gaydar by some unknown party, and somehow manages to get even less convincing after that.


     Other Characters 

The Prime Minister

Played By: Anthony Head

The PM who has no idea Sebastian has a crush on him.


Played By: Ruth Jones

The barmaid in the village of Llandewi Breffi, and Daffyd's best friend.

Roman DeVere

Played By: Rob Brydon

Bubbles' ex-husband who is married to Desiree. He has a thing for fat women.

  • Chubby Chaser: The sole reason he divorced Bubbles was that she lost weight.


Voiced By:Stirling Gallacher

Roy's wife, and his assistant at the shop. She is never seen on camera, only heard shouting from upstairs.


A college department head and Linda's boss.