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Channel 4 commissions three projects by comedian Rosie Jones

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The entertainment travelogue series Trip Hazard will return for a second series, with Jones being joined by more famous companions to explore the unlikeliest of destinations and experience the unusual, quirky, and bizarre activities on offer at each location. The supersized series will offer longer episodes packed with Rosie and her celebrity friends creating mischief and getting stuck in with the locals.  

Channel 4 to air satirical Ukrainian series and current affairs special

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Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has become a figurehead for freedom and democracy, and is known around the world as the brave and charismatic leader fighting to secure the freedom of Ukraine. 

Before he was elected as President in a landslide victory in 2019, Zelenskyy was an actor and comedian, known for voicing Paddington in Ukraine, winning the country’s version of Strictly Come Dancing and producing and starring in the satirical series, Servant of the People

Channel 4 announces new documentary Football’s Coming Out

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The digital documentary will explore why there are still barriers for top footballers being openly LGBTQ+, with many Premier League football players often experiencing numerous challenges if they come out publicly.

Produced by Bullion Productions, the documentary will show the pressure players face if they decide to come out and the reaction that invokes from other players, fans, press, social media and financial donors. 

Archive footage will be used to show what previously happened in historical case studies and how that has changed over time. 

Channel 4 announces Come Dine With Me: The Professionals

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Each episode will see three local eateries come together to compete to try and claim the prestigious award and cash prize. 

Professional chefs and restaurateurs will show off their best culinary skills to be named the best independent restaurant in their town, country or city.  

Each restaurant will be represented by a partnership of two people and will welcome their rivals to sample a meal during normal dinner service, to judge the atmosphere, food and service. 

Scarlett Moffatt to investigate the increase in Tourette’s syndrome and tics in teenagers

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The one-off special is close to Moffatt’s heart because she developed facial tics from Bell's Palsy when she was 12 years old, which lasted for two years. 

During the pandemic, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital and St Thomas’ have found a significant rise in the number of teenagers suffering from Tourette’s syndrome or tic disorders. 

In the past, doctors would receive four to six referrals per year and they now receive that number per week.