Netflix are said to be prepared to fork out £3 million for new 'Little Britain' episodes.

David Walliams

David Walliams

The streaming giant are reportedly hoping to tempt David Walliams and Matt Lucas to create new episodes of the BBC comedy on the service.

A source said: "Netflix have set up phone meetings next week with David and Matt.

"The offer they are making is more than double the BBC could make. It'd be a package of well over a million each.

"David and Matt don't need the cash but bosses at Netflix know they are a more viable option for the brand."

While it is said the potential offer could be a "really attractive prospect" for the pair, it is expected they would give the BBC "due consideration" if they were approached.

The source added to The Sun newspaper: "David and Matt have agreed to give the BBC due consideration."

In January, David confirmed there would "definitely" be more 'Little Britain'.

He said: "I would say there will definitely be some more 'Little Britain' coming. I can't say when exactly but at the right time and place. It was fun coming back for radio because that's where we started.

"We had to put it together quite quickly as it was about Brexit. Plus no one expected us to come back on the radio. You would have expected Comic Relief or a big live tour. The reaction was great, which was encouraging."

David's comments came after he said in November that discussions about a 'Little Britain' return were ongoing and he was "sure" he will work with Matt Lucas again "very soon".

He exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I hope so, we're just talking about it, we're not sure what we want to do but it was great working together again and I'm sure we will again very soon."