Frank Skinner On Demand With... will see the comedian discussing celebrity's viewing habits
Frank Skinner will host a weekly talk show exclusive to BBC iPlayer, it has been announced.
Frank Skinner On Demand With… will see the presenter join celebrities to discuss what they’re watching on the BBC’s on demand service.
He will join his guests in a location where they regularly watch iPlayer, from tour buses to make-up chairs.
Victoria Jaye, Head of TV Content at BBC iPlayer, who commissioned the series said: “This show is reinventing ‘word of mouth’ for the on-demand audience”.
As well providing the audience with a glimpse into the viewing habits of celebrities, it is hoped the series will showcase the breadth and variety of content available on the player.
“As a kid, I had a recurring dream that I was alone in the local toy shop and could help myself to anything I fancied,” recalled Skinner. “BBC iPlayer feels a bit like that dream. But now I'm allowed to take a playmate, to show me the things they love that I might have missed.”
Comedian Lee Mack will chat with the host in the first episode of the series, which will be available to view from 13 November. This will be followed by interviews with It Takes Two host Zoe Ball, and comedian Josh Widdicombe.
With 40% of BBC iPlayer users watching shows they have never heard of before, Jaye expects the new series to encourage viewers to look beyond the ‘big hitters’.
The show will be independently produced by Liberty Bell.
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