The cult comedy hit Little Britain has been axed after six years, according to David Walliams.

Speaking on Dale Winton’s Radio 2 show, the 37-year-old said that he and co-star Matt Lucas have no plans for a new series of the show – because they don’t want fans to get sick of them.

“If the show comes back year in year out it’s not special any more,” Walliams said.

“The BBC and HBO both asked us to do more shows but we feel it’s time to do something else before people get sick of us. Sometimes you give people what they want too much and they end up not liking it any more.”

“It’s important we change the record and do something else creatively.”

The pair are planning to work on a new show for the BBC, which will be co-produced by US channel HBO.

“It’s like a cross between a sitcom and a sketch show,” Walliams revealed. “We play lots of different characters. I don’t want to give away too much because we’re a year away from it being on TV.”

He also hinted that they might revive Little Britain at some point for one-off specials.

The show introduced a string of memorable characters to viewers, including cross-dressing Emily Howard, teenager Vicky Pollard wheelchair-bound Andy and his carer Lou, and ‘only gay in the village’ Daffyd.

However a US version of the show was panned by the critics and flopped in the ratings.