E4 promises funny and outrageous slate of shows

E4 promises funny and outrageous slate of shows

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Friday, 19th July 2019
Celebs Go Dating (Credit: Channel 4)
Celebs Go Dating (Credit: Channel 4)

E4 has commissioned a whole host of new shows bringing fresh talent and recognisable faces to the channel.

Announcing the new shows, E4 controller Karl Warner promised that E4 will be the “home of funny, diverse, outrageous, loveable talent.”

In addition to the new and returning shows outlined below, Warner also announced that US favourites Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Young Sheldon, will be returning to E4 for their seventh and third series respectively. 

Rob Beckett's Savage Socials 

Rob Beckett (Credit: Channel 4)
Rob Beckett (Credit: Channel 4)

Funny man Rob Beckett will host new 10-part series, Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials. The series will see Beckett dive into social media’s most outrageous, hilarious and topical content before delivering his brutal commentary on the whole thing.

Each week Beckett will take viewers through his ‘savage feed’, filled with the latest memes, digital blunders and celebrity socials from the past week.

From Snapchat to Instagram, celebrities beware! Viewers will get to see everything from the hilariously banal to the downright attention seeking.

“Social media is one of the best and worst things to happen to humanity and it’s about time there was a show that rinsed the good, the bad and the celebrity," said Rob Beckett. 

"After seven series taking the mick out of famous people on dates on Celebs Go Dating…I think I’m fully qualified to rinse celebs and anyone or anything on social media.”


Margie "Grime Gran" Keefe

Margie "Grime Gran" (Credit:Channel 4)
Margie "Grime Gran" (Credit:Channel 4)

With an eye on digital, E4 has commissioned an exclusive series of digital episodes for its YouTube and Facebook channels, with Margie “Grime Gran” Keefe.

Thanks to her grandson, Rooney “Risky Roadz” Keefe, Margie has a good understanding of the UK grime scene.

Over the years, Margie has had various big names from the UK grime scene visit her home in East London for tea and a chat.

She will now bring her straight-talking interviews to E4, as she learns from MCs how grime has changed over the years.

The Colonel Banjoko Show 

Samson Kayo as Colonel Banjoko (Credit: Channel 4)
Samson Kayo as Colonel Banjoko (Credit: Channel 4)

Bafta-nominated rising star, Samson Kayo, plays fictional African dictator Colonel Banjoko, in new E4 entertainment show The Colonel Banjoko Show.

Colonel Banjoko is the military dictator of a small African nation who flees to London following a devastating civil war – of his own making – for an extended sabbatical.

Living off the remainder of the country’s health budget, he fulfils his dreams of presenting a late-night entertainment show, complete with celebrity guests, music, games and summary executions.

Colonel Banjoko is charming, self-obsessed and highly dangerous, with his unpredictable style of interrogation, celebrities and the audience are kept firmly on their toes.

Dead Pixels 

Dead Pixels (Credit: Channel 4)
Dead Pixels (Credit: Channel 4)

Dead Pixels, E4’s best performing UK scripted comedy since The Inbetweeners, is back for a second series.

The comedy looks at the obsessive and consuming world of online gaming, following gamers Meg (Alexa Davies), Nicky (Will Merrick), Russell (David Mumeni) and Usman (Sargon Yelda) as they try to spend less time in the gaming world and more time in the real world.

Non-gamer Alison (Charlotte Ritchie) is still stuck on the side lines and things are set to get even more emotionally complicated.

The group find it hard to let go of the online world of the Kingdom of Scrolls and with an expansion pack available, anything could happen. 

Jon Petrie, commissioning editor for Channel 4 comedy said: “We’re delighted to be working on another series of the fantastically funny Dead Pixels; a show that proves if you’re a talented comedy writer you can absolutely justify sitting on your sofa playing computer games as ‘research’.”

Feel Good

Feel Good (Credit: Channel 4)
Feel Good (Credit: Channel 4)

Charlotte Ritchie also stars in new six-part comedy series Feel Good, alongside comedian Mae Martin.

Co-written by Martin, Feel Good is a semi-autobiographical series, with Martin playing a recovering addict and comedian.

Trying to control the addictive behaviours that still plague her and the intense romanticism she struggles to let go off, Martin’s life is further complicated by the all-consuming relationship with her new girlfriend George (Charlotte Ritchie) and strained relationship with her mum (Lisa Kudrow).

Feel Good is a personal, dark, yet humorous look at the challenges of navigating the modern world, where the landscape of gender and sexuality is fluid.

Spencer, Vogue and Wedding Two 

Spencer Matthews, Vogue Matthews and Theodore Matthews (Credit: Channel 4)
Spencer Matthews, Vogue Matthews and Theodore Matthews
(Credit: Channel 4)

Spencer, Vogue and Wedding Two is the second series which follows the Matthews family as they navigate life with baby Theodore.

Six months on from the first series, Theodore is now 10 months old and Vogue and Spencer are planning the wedding party they always wanted.

With Vogue heavily pregnant for their first ceremony – an intimate affair for close family – this time they will be inviting all their friends.

It also allows Vogue to wear the type of dress she couldn’t fit into the first time around.

The new series will feature appearances from Vogue’s family, plus ex- Made in Chelsea stars Hugo Taylor and Millie Mackintosh, who will be on hand to help them with the wedding preparations.

Celebs Go Dating 

Celebs Go Dating (Credit: Channel 4)
Celebs Go Dating (Credit: Channel 4)

Back for its seventh series, Celebs Go Dating is once again trying to find love for six new celebrity clients. The search for ‘the one’ will keep agents – smooth talking Paul Carrick Brunson and life coach Anna Williamson – busy as they pick apart the celebrities’ dating history.

They will be assisted by the much-loved junior client coordinator, Tom Read Wilson.

Brunson and Williamson will aim to find love for famous lads including Love Island’s Jack Fincham, Geordie Shore party boy Nathan Henry and Blue popstar Lee Ryan.

They'll also offer a helping hand to Love Island’s Megan Barton Hanson, reality TV star Lauren Goodger and socialite and author Lady Colin Campbell.

The celebrities will have their dating skills put to the test as they try to find their perfect match.

The Sex Clinic 

The Sex Clinic (Credit: Channel 4)
The Sex Clinic (Credit: Channel 4)

The Sex Clinic is back and ready to solve the nation’s sexual health dilemmas, with no topic off limits.

Returning for a second series are unshockable sex experts Dr Naomi Sutton (consultant physician in integrated sexual health), Sarah Mulindwa (senior sexual health nurse specialist) and Kevin Turner (sexual health adviser), who will delve deeper into the UK’s bedroom habits and their subsequent consequences.

Patients up and down the UK reveal the secrets of their sex lives, describing their most intimate encounters, from the funny, to the genuinely moving.

A bigger team of visiting specialists will be offering patients tips to help them improve their sex lives and overcome any sexual hang-ups.

Celebrity Coach Trip 

Celebrity Coach Trip (Credit: Channel 4)
Celebrity Coach Trip (Credit: Channel 4)

Celebrity Coach Trip is back on the road for a 10-day action-packed tour around the Mediterranean.

Tour guide Brendan Sheerin is ready to lead the sun-hungry celebrities on a new and exciting trip.

The six pairs joining the tour are queen of the jungle Vicky Pattinson and her friend, Love Island’s Scott Thomas; radio presenter Kate Lawler and viral video sensation, Arron Crascall; Love Island stars Georgia Steel and Alexandra Crane; Made in Chelsea’s Francis Boulle and his comedian friend, Sarah Keyworth; sisters Cleopatra and Yonah Higgins from 90s pop group Cleopatra; and paired up solo travellers, former EastEnders bad boy Harry Reid and ex-Apprentice candidate James Hill.

For the first time, the series will show even more sun-kissed action as each episode will be doubled to an hour long, giving weekdays more sun, sea and scandal.

Made in Chelsea 

Alex Mytton and Jamie Laing (Credit: Channel 4)
Alex Mytton and Jamie Laing (Credit: Channel 4)

It’s time to return to the posh streets of SW3, as Made in Chelsea returns for series 18.

Following the drama of the last series, the new episodes promise to pick up right where it left off, as the ever-growing Chelsea circle deal with the dramatic introductions of some new faces.

From hook ups to break ups to make ups, secrets will be revealed leading to fiery confrontations and friendships being tested; while new relationships will have to prove if they have the potential to last.

Made in Chelsea favourites Jamie Laing, Olivia Bentley, Alex Mytton, Mark Francis Vandelli and Miles Nazaire will return. 

Also returning from series 17 are Maeva D’Ascanio, Verity Scarlett Bowditch, Freddie Brown and Amelia Mist.


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E4 has commissioned a whole host of new shows bringing fresh talent and recognisable faces to the channel.