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Big Zuu’s Big Eats to return for a third series

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TV chef and grime artist Big Zuu will team up with old school friends Tubsey and Hyder to fire up their brand-new revamped food truck and cook up some tasty bites for some of entertainment’s biggest names. 

This time, however, the guests will come to Zuu’s kitchen and experience a dining experience like no other. 

The last series saw Zuu travel far and wide to feed famous names such as Maya Jama, Harry Redknapp, Mo Gilligan, Jacob Anderson and Judi Love. 

Nish Kumar to host Late Night Mash for Dave

Late Night Mash will continue from where The Mash Report left off, which satirised the week’s news for four series on BBC Two.

Re-joining Kumar to tackle the topical are the main cast of comedians from the original series, including Rachel Parris, Ellie Taylor, Geoff Norcott and Steve N. Allen.

The team will tear into headlines and viral moments for eight brand new episodes, from which the best moments will be compiled for a special ninth episode.

Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable returns for a second series

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The comedy show sees the nation’s best comics and favourite celebrities reveal personal stories to convince Mel Giedroyc that they are the most unforgivable person. 

Each episode viewers will get to discover three celebrities' most morally bankrupt behaviour, sins and lies, prompted by Giedroyc and her assistant, comedian Lou Sanders, to find out all the gory details of their indiscretions.

Series one saw celebrities like Jennifer Saunders, Jo Brand, Graham Norton, Gemma Collins and Harry Redknapp reveal their unforgivable secrets. 

Dave announces five short form comedy shows for their social channels

Hyder, Big Zuu and Tubsey in Big Zuu’s Wrap Clash (Credit: UKTV)

The five short form shows will offer audiences unique and easily shareable comedy content and introduce upcoming talent. 

The two shorts for Dave’s YouTube channel include Big Zuu’s Wrap Clash, a new fun brand new food competition that will pit Big Zuu against social media stars to create the best wrap.


Amelia Dimoldenberg in Who Cares? (Credit: UKTV)

Dave announces slate of new comedy entertainment series

Richard Ayoade, David Mitchell and Tom Allen are among the talent making their debuts for the channel.

In Outsiders, David Mitchell will challenge three pairs of comedians across six episodes to a series of outdoor challenges.

Ed Gamble, Jamali Maddix, Jessica Knappett, Kerry Godliman, Lou Sanders and Toussaint Douglass will take part in the first series.

Mitchell said: “Civilisation is clearly crumbling so it’s high time we worked out whether we can cope without it.

UKTV announces diverse anthology series and new writers’ initiative for underrepresented talent

Anthology series 

The four-part anthology series will see UKTV team up with TriForce Creative Network, an organisation that works to remove obstacles stopping diverse and emerging talent from progressing in the industry. 

The multi-step process will use TriForce’s WriterSlam platform, which is known for discovering writers from all backgrounds, and ask for writing scripts across a range of topics and genres. 

Lockdown boosts viewership for UKTV

In 2020, UKTV’s network share grew by 3.2% to achieve 4.63%, reaching over 18 million viewers a week, and grew its SOCI by 4%.

UKTV Play increased direct-to-consumer views by 42%, with shows such as Red Dwarf: The Promised Land, The Bill: The Early Years, Meet The Richardsons, EastEnders and Hypothetical topping the VOD service.

Strongman Eddie Hall to undertake Christmas dinner eating challenge on Dave

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The four-part festive special will see the 6ft 3in, 26st man-mountain Eddie take on a variety of eating challenges involving traditional Christmas foods from international communities across the UK.

These will include the polish ’12 Dishes of Christmas’, a huge South American barbecue meat-feast and a Bradford curry house’s infamous three-kilo naan bread.

Alongside the colossal calorie consumption, Eddie will also be undertaking festive-themed gruelling physical challenges, involving yule-logs, Christmas trees and Santa-van pushes.