David Mitchell’s Outsiders to return for third series

Hosted by David Mitchell (Peep Show), the comics will be presented with different survival challenges to create their new civilisation. Previous tasks have included felling trees, milking goats, and writing national anthems.

Living in tents and stripped of life’s luxuries, the comedians have got one week to prove themselves as survivalists.

Executive producer Leanne Klein has promised “ever more creative challenges” in this series.

UKTV commissions Live At The Moth Club for Dave

The Moth Club in Hackney (credit: UKTV)

Set at the iconic Moth Club in Hackney, the series will showcase cinematic sketches alongside live performances from the Moth Club’s stellar comedy collective including Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats), Natasia Demetriou (What We Do In The Shadows), Ellie White (Stath Lets Flats) and Cardinal Burns (Channel 4’s Cardinal Burns), Arnab Chanda (Pls Like), Ben Ashenden (The Bubble), and Alexander Owen (Dreaming Whilst Black).

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.