Monty Python is to reunite after 30 years, The Sun has claimed.
The five surviving members of the legendary comedy group – John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Eric Idle and Michael Palin – have agreed to a reunion after months of secret talks. Released in 1983, Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life was the final occasion all six original stars worked together full-time before Graham Chapman died from cancer in October 1989.
Rumours of a reunion have resurfaced several times over the years, with plans for a US tour in 1999 and a sequel to movie hit Monty Python And The Holy Grail mooted. But the big comeback has never quite happened – with some members of the troupe waving off any interest in bringing the act back.
Eric Idle once joked: “We would only do a reunion if Chapman came back from the dead. So we’re negotiating with his agent.”
We shall certainly be waiting with bated breathe for this one!