That must have been quite exciting, getting Quentin Blake to agree to do the illustrations?
Yeah. Getting Quentin Blake on board was amazing. I never thought we could tempt him to do it because he does so little these days and obviously he's very well known as doing the illustrations for all the Roald Dahl's children's books. He asked to read the manuscript and he read it and liked it and he said yes. I'm pleased he did it on the merit of the book not just because I'm well known because I'm on the TV.
[Later: Aaaaaand I just lost a good twenty minutes watching Little Britain clips on YouTube. Oops.]