Earlier this year, Monty Python star John Cleese sparked a raging debate amongst fans when he revealed that a new series of 'Fawlty Towers' was in the works.

The original series was broadcast between 1975 and 1979, with just twelve episodes made in total, and it is regularly cited as one of the best sitcoms of all time.

However, some people were critical of Cleese's plan to revive the series with his daughter Camilla, with it causing a serious divide amongst fans online.

Nevertheless, the outspoken actor is ploughing ahead with his plans and told GB News his plans for the new series over the weekend.

"It is going to be hugely different," he said. "My daughter and I have been working on it for about a week, and all we know is it certainly won't be set in the UK, it will probably be set somewhere in the sun.

"Not in a big city, but somewhere out in the sun with a lot of open-air stuff which we never got in Fawlty Towers."

He added: "But we’ve only just started to think about it, because I’m also working on the stage version of 'Life Of Brian', we’re working on a musical of 'A Fish Called Wanda'.

"My daughter and I have written a very good comedy about Hollywood lookalikes and they’re going to be played by the originals, so Arnold Schwarzenegger will play his own lookalike, so there’s plenty going on."

Cleese has courted further controversy in recent weeks after his former Monty Python castmate Eric Idle revealed that he had no involvement in the aforementioned 'Life of Brian' musical, and that Cleese had cut the famous 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' song from the show.

However, Cleese claimed that the news was untrue, saying "A few days ago I spoke to an audience outside London. I told them I was adapting the Life of Brian so that we could do it as a stage show ( NOT a musical ). I said that we'd had a table-reading of the latest draft in NYC a year ago... ..and that all the actors - several of them Tony winners - had advised me strongly to cut the Loretta scene. I have, of course, no intention of doing so So someone in the audience had called a journalist and misreported me. Amazingly none of the British media called to check."

He did, however, take the opportunity to make a jibe at Idle...