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Joe Joyce headlines Hayemaker Ringstar fight night

The fight will be broadcast live on entertainment channel Dave from 9pm, and will feature three of Haye and Schafer’s new signings.

Heavyweight Olympic silver medallist Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce will headline the fight night as he makes his professional debut against fellow south Londoner and former WBO Inter-Continental Champion Ian Lewison. Lewison brings a lot of experience to the ring, and an impressive record of 12-3, with eight won by knockout.

David Haye weighs in on his new boxing deal with Dave

With over 30 fights and 28 wins under his belt, former world heavyweight and cruiserweight champion David Haye is looking for the next challenge. He’s paired up with leading boxing promoter Richard Schaefer to launch the careers of four future boxing champions.

Over the next three years, UKTV channel Dave will be showing off the pair’s new signings in a series of boxing fight nights.

Comedian Nick Helm hunts down the finest food in Europe

In UKTV’s new commission Eat Your Heart Out with Nick Helm, the comedian will be hitting the road on a ‘highly personal culinary journey’.

The sitcom-slash-food programme, which will air on Dave, takes Helm on his culinary journey from Essex to Leeds to Soho and on to Berlin, Paris, Glasgow and Brighton.

When Nick’s girlfriend dumps him at the start of the series, he needs to take advantage of not just the great food, but also his newfound single status. Maybe, if he eats enough he'll start to feel better... 

Unspun with Matt Forde gets bumper run during UK election

In the run up to the general election in June, there will be two episodes of Unspun with Matt Forde each week.

Unspun will get up-to-date information and analysis on all you need to know about politics, as well as interviews and discussions with leading political figures in the run up to Britain's snap election.

The second series included high profile guests such as former Prime Minister Tony Blair, Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and Harriet Harman MP, former deputy leader of the Labour party.

Ore Oduba to host Dave's tennis coverage

Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba will host the live show on Dave.

Tie Break Tens is a short format of tennis where only tie-breaks are played. Each match is a first-to-ten point tie break. Every tournament awards a winner-take-all cheque after a four-hour session of high pressure tennis. 

A total of 16 players will compete in 14 tie-break matches, with two tournaments running side by side, over the course of the evening.

New hospital sitcom Porters for Dave

Porters follows deluded Simon Porter, played by Ed Easton (Inside No. 9), who dreams of passing his medical exam, but he sees his way of making it as a doctor by starting at the bottom as a porter in a hospital and working his way up.

Porter joins the cynical Frankie (Susan Wokoma - Chewing Gum), a self-proclaimed 'Queen of the Porters', and naive nurse Lucy played by Claudia Jessie (Line of Duty).

Writer Dan Sefton (Delicious, The Good Karma Hospital) based Porters on his own experiences working in a hospital.

James Buckley to return for second series of Dave's Zapped

Also returning to the series is Sharon Rooney (My Mad Fat Diary) and Paul Kaye (Game of Thrones).

The first series saw Brian (James Buckley) come to terms with his new surroundings after he was zapped to a parallel universe.

With unhelpful wizard Howell (Paul Kaye), Brian had tried everything to get back home, much to Barbara’s (Sharon Rooney) crushing dismay. The first series ended with Brian throwing away his only chance to get home in an effort to impress his new love Effandra (Miranda Hennessy).