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Lucas dissolves civil partnership

Matt Lucas and Kevin McGee at their civil partnership reception
The pair held a lavish reception for their civil partnership

Little Britain star Matt Lucas has dissolved his civil partnership to Kevin McGee at London's family court.

In an uncontested case, Lucas was granted a dissolution on the grounds of unreasonable behaviour by his partner TV researcher McGee.

The pair tied the knot in December 2006 and held a lavish pantomime-themed reception attended by famous faces.

The couple shared a 1.5m home in London and split 18 months after their civil partnership ceremony.

'Amicable'

Court documents did not disclose the nature of McGee's behaviour which prompted Lucas's dissolution petition, but stated it was continuing.

Neither of the pair were present in court.

The couple announced their separation in June, and said it was "amicable" and said the decision had been reached "with sadness".

The 34-year-old comic actor and McGee met at a nightclub and exchanged vows six months later.

At their reception, Lucas dressed as Aladdin and McGee as Prince Charming.

Among the celebrity guests at the celebrations were Barbara Windsor, Sir Elton John and Lucas's Little Britain co-creator David Walliams.


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