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Matt Lucas and Elis James returning for Fantasy Football League series 2

Matt Lucas and Elis James are to return for a second season of Fantasy Football League credit:Bang Showbiz
Matt Lucas and Elis James are to return for a second season of Fantasy Football League credit:Bang Showbiz

Matt Lucas and Elis James are to return for a second season of 'Fantasy Football League'.

The Sky Max show, which also features comedian Andrew Mensah, will be back in early 2024 follow its successful debut this year.

Former footballers Jack Wilshere, Gabby Agbonlahor, Wes Morgan, Pedro Mendes, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Jermain Defore, and Emile Heskey are to appear in the programme's second series.

They will take part in the show's ‘Phoenix From The Flames’ segment, where a famous moment from footballing history is recreated with an array of iconic players.

The programme also sees celebrities chat about the beautiful game and tell stories about their football fandom.

Sky are yet to reveal the line-up of stars for series two, but series one featured the likes of Maisie Adam, Doc Brown, Sir Mo Farah, Tom Grennan, Russell Howard, Guz Khan, Roman Kemp, Sally Lindsay, Gabby Logan, Chris McCausland, Sir Trevor McDonald, Sam Quek, Rachel Riley, Jennifer Saunders, AJ Tracey and Jamie Winstone.

The show's first series was commissioned for 16 episodes, but series two is to return for an eight-episode run.

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner created and fronted the original show, which aired on BBC Two from 1994 to 2004.

The programme saw celebrities compete against one another as "managers" of their very own fantasy football dream team.

Guests included the likes of 'Game of Thrones' star Sean Bean - who is a big fan of Sheffield United - and TV presenter Dani Behr, who previously dated Manchester United star Ryan Giggs.

Angus Loughran also appeared as the show's resident statistician, known as Statto.

He wore a dressing gown and pyjamas and provided the guests with facts and figures about their teams.

The set was decorated to look like someone's living room, with Frank and David sat on one sofa, while their celebrity guests sat on another as they discussed football as well their dream teams.