Blackadder producer: Rik Mayall was 'just extraordinary'

Blackadder producer John Lloyd has described Rik Mayall as "just extraordinary".

Rik Mayall, who has died aged 56, in a scene from Blackadder.
Rik Mayall, who has died aged 56, in a scene from Blackadder. Credit: YouTube/BBC

Speaking to BBC News, he said: "It's really a dreadful piece of news.

Read: Young Ones star Rik Mayall dies

"I remember going to the very first night of the Comedy Store and thinking 'Where does this come from?'.

"It was the most extraordinary thing, him and Ade Edmondson doing the Dangerous Brothers, they were called, and you just felt you were in the presence of something, a whole revolutionary thing."

More: Rik Mayall dead at 56

Advertisement

Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup song becomes Top 10 hit

Comedian Rik Mayall, who passed away last week, has had his 2010 World Cup song Noble England enter the UK official singles chart at number seven.