Daytime TV has long been the butt of comedians’ jokes. In an episode of Mock the Week last year, Hugh Dennis pretended to be a weary daytime announcer: “Well, because they’re all the same, and I can’t be bothered to announce them all, here’s Flog Dickinson’s Antiques Sun Hammer Pointless Breakout in the Country… finishes at 5pm.”
Deal or No Deal
First airing in 2005, the box-themed programme was an instant hit with audiences around the country, garnering 4million viewers at its popularity peak. Having handed out £40million in prize money since it began, only eight people have walked away with the maximum of £250,000.
Dolan is best known for hosting Channel 4's comedy sketch show Balls of Steel, where actors and comedians performed outrageous stunts involving an unsuspecting public, between 2005 and 2008. The north Londonder also spent five years hosting Sky Movie's flagship show 35mm where he interviewed Hollywood's elite filmmakers.