Matt Lucas announces 'Fantasy Football League' revival guests - including Jennifer Saunders, Brian Cox and Rachel Riley

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Ellis James & Matt Lucas will host the new Fantasy Football League. (Sky UK)
Ellis James and Matt Lucas will host the new Fantasy Football League. (Sky UK)

Matt Lucas has shared the star-studded guest manager line-up for the return of Fantasy Football League - with big signings including Jennifer Saunders, Brian Cox and Rachel Riley.

The hit 90s TV show was announced for a reboot in May, with new hosts Matt Lucas and Elis James set to debut the new version on Sky Max and NOW on 29 September.

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Fantasy Football League originally ran from 1994 to 2004, hosted by David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, with a cast of celebrity guests taking on team manager roles in a fantasy league.

Its famous cameos are a key part of the show, so the new cast of guests being announced is an exciting moment for fans as the reboot continues to take shape.

Comedian Lucas, who also hosts The Great British Bake Off, tweeted: "#FantasyFootballLeague team news is in! Your squad of guest celebrity managers joining me and @ElisJames has been revealed. Fantasy Football League is coming to Sky Max on 29 Sept @skytv"

The tweet included a photo of him with co-host James, with their celebrity guest managers listed alongside them.

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Other stars joining the series include Sir Mo Farah, Gabby Logan, Sir Trevor McDonald, Sam Quek and Roman Kemp.

Also announced were AJ Tracey, Doc Brown, Guz Khan, Maisie Adam and Lady Leshurr.

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner with Jibber Jabber Footballers
Original hosts David Baddiel and Frank Skinner in the early days of the show. (PA)

Completing the line-up are Russell Howard, Jaime Winstone, Chris McCausland, Sally Lindsay and Tom Grennan.

When he was announced as the show's new host, Lucas said: "I loved watching Fantasy Football League with Frank, David and Statto and am chuffed to bits to be a part of this new incarnation.

"I now make a living eating cake and watching football. I must be the luckiest man in the world. I also get to share the sofa with Elis, who is not only hilarious but the biggest football geek I’ve ever met. See you next season."

Fantasy Football League begins on Sky Max and NOW on 29 September.

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