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Great British Bake Off star Matt Lucas talks sweet friendship with Rebel Wilson 

Did you know the Bake Off star and Isn't It Romantic actress lived together?

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Emmy Griffiths
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Matt Lucas has opened up about his lovely friendship with Hollywood star Rebel Wilson during an interview on Rob Brydon's YouTube Channel. 

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The new Bake Off host revealed that he has sold his home in LA, where he lived with Rebel for three years before she moved into her own place back in 2015. Joking about the star, who appeared alongside him in Bridesmaids, he said: "People either think we're the same person, or brother and sister, or husband and wife, or all three." 

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He previously opened up about her to the BBC, explaining: "We lived together for three years, had the best time and a great friendship has come out of it. It means she's no longer sneezing because I think she was a bit allergic to my dogs, but we had fun and we are still bosom buddies.

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Matt and Rebel lived together in LA 

"We've never really fallen out over anything, not even the basics. We have a dishwasher, she did more loading but I did more unloading. I think that we just didn't have that... when we met it was like complete synchronicity, we're both very laid back and we're also quite driven professionally and I see that in her and she sees that in me but we're not competitive because we just enjoy each other's work." 

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Rebel also spoke out in defence of Matt after he received backlash for Little Britain. At the time, David Walliams released a statement on behalf of himself and Matt which read: "Matt and I have both spoken publicly in recent years of our regret that we played characters of other races. Once again we want to make it clear that it was wrong and we are very sorry." 

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Speaking on Australian news program Studio 10 back in June, Rebel said: "We lived together for three years. He's amazing... he's the kindest, most decent human being ever!" 

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