Little Britain began as a BBC Radio series in 2001 and transferred to television from 2003. Lucas played many characters in the series, including "Dafydd Thomas", from the Welsh village of "Llandewi Breffi", who proclaims himself "the only gay in the village".
In December 2006, Lucas celebrated his civil partnership with Kevin McGee, at the Home House Club, Portman Square, followed by a lavish pantomime themed reception at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, attended by celebrities including Barbara Windsor, Neil Tennant and Elton John. After six years together, their civil partnership was dissolved through the High Court in 2008, becoming the first high-profile civil partnership dissolution in Britain.
- http://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/matt-lucas-has-the-last-laugh-7256366.html "Matt Lucas has the last laugh" Evening Standard, 26 April 2005
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/3608600/The-show-well-all-soon-be-watching.html "The show we'll all soon be watching" Daily Telegraph
- http://www.contactmusic.com/news/lucas-shakin-stevens-made-me-gay_1025759 "Matt Lucas | Lucas: 'Shakin' Stevens Made Me Gay"'
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1537204/Little-Britain-star-weds-his-Prince-Charming.html Caroline Davies and Paula Sheppard, "Little Britain star 'weds' his Prince Charming" Daily Telegraph 18 December 2006
- http://www.exposay.com/matt-lucas-and-kevin-mcgee-pantomime-themed-wedding-reception-in-london/v/7045/1/ "Matt Lucas and Kevin McGee Pantomime Themed Wedding Reception" Exposay