TFI Friday set to be reborn as new entertainment show hosted by Joe Lycett
IL was forced to cancel the debut of his show Mummy’s House Party last night due to the pandemic.
But Joe Lycett fans will be delighted to hear that the program will return in the spring.
And I can reveal there’s plenty to do for Joe, who was told Channel 4 bosses were considering giving him a whole series if fans embraced the format – which insiders say would be like this. version of the cult 90s TFI classic Friday.
A source said: “The Joe Mummy’s House Party show is basically a pilot for what could be a bigger series. The premise of the show is very similar to TFI Friday – the cult TV series directed by Chris Evans at era, with famous faces, comedy and fun family entertainment.
“The bosses of Channel 4 think Joe is an exceptional talent and he has what it takes to make this show a full-fledged series. To them, it could be the new TFI Friday – only bigger and better. Channel 4 has a real space for this type of show and Joe’s new show could be the answer.
“Her first live-action Christmas episode, which had booked stars like Danny Dyer, Joan Collins and Bimini drag queen Bon Boulash, was canned due to coronavirus fears.
“Now it’s back on the spring agenda. And if all goes well, Joe could see himself leading a whole new series for the channel.
Since we all need a good laugh right now, I seriously hope they can make it happen. Good luck, Joe. You don’t need it, mate.
AJ IS RUNNING TO WIN AGAIN
STRICTLY’S AJ Odudu received another chance to win the Glitterball Trophy.
The TV host, who was the favorite to win the series until she injured her ankle, will perform her sizzling dance performance with her professional partner Kai Widdrington on the live tour next year.
Their routine – set on the track Runnin ‘by Naughty Boy – didn’t feature on the TV show because AJ was forced out of the competition earlier.
The performing public will decide who wins the Glitterball Trophy at the end of each night.
Along with AJ, second from left, the live performances will also feature, left to right, Tilly Ramsay, Max George, John Whaite, show winner Rose Ayling-Ellis, Rhys Stephenson and Sara Davies.
Bruno Tonioli will find Shirley Ballas and Craig Revel Horwood in the jury after his absence from the last series. The 33-date tour begins January 20 in Birmingham.
The EastEnders game show
IF you can’t get enough of EastEnders, I have good news as the soap opera is launching its own game show.
The BBC has booked ten episodes of Albert Squared, the first of which aired on the show’s YouTube channel last night. Natalie Cassidy, Brian Conley and Lacey Turner are all in attendance.
Craig is less than Fab-u-lous
He said he wanted to climb to the top of the Christmas singles charts – but the performance of Craig Revel Horwood’s new track is below Fab-u-lous.
Judge Strictly teamed up with fellow New Zealander Rietta Austin to create their song It’s Christmas, Merry Christmas !.
But one day away from the unveiling of the festive number one tomorrow, his song is not even in the top 100.
Former West End artist Craig had been on a media promotion tour proudly saying how he would win a ranking battle with Ladbaby, Adele, Ed Sheeran and Elton John. We all know the above pride …
PLAY WITH YOU, RUSSELL
RUSSELL HOWARD needed reassurance that he was a good looking guy after being given a selection of sex toys.
The comedian revealed that the unusual gifts were sent to him on Christmas from condom company Durex.
He said: “Someone obviously saw me on TV and thought, ‘This guy looks like he needs help.’ So, I was sent this tray of sex toys. You get something like that and you’re like, I don’t really know what I’m supposed to do with this.
Russell believes the intimate gifts were sent to him because he was once named the nation’s best “weirdo” crush.
He added: “Everyone talks to you like you should be really proud of it. But all it means is that you are the king of the mingers.
Better to be the nation’s weirdest crush than anyone at all.
McIntyre’s Festive Anxiety
MICHAEL McINTYRE is hoping everyone loves his Christmas Day game show special, The Wheel, but it sure won’t be watching at home.
He said: “Having done so many specials adds a layer of anxiety to Christmas Day for me as I am a little worried about how the show will be received.
“A few Christmases ago The Big Show actually got the best marks of the day, but before I found out I thought it had been a disaster because my mother-in-law fell asleep halfway through. to watch it. “
Gareth Malone, Zoe Ball and Jason Manford are among the stars to appear on the BBC1 special at 6:25 p.m. Saturday.
Watch out for head shots from Gregg Wallace and David Walliams. But it was David and Danny Dyer who Michael said were the worst rivals.
He added: “The rivalry between the famous contestants was fierce, especially Danny and David who both wanted to win badly.”
West’s proudest moment
SAMUEL WEST says his proudest moment came when he appeared on what is widely regarded as Doctor Who’s worst episode, Dimensions In Time.
Speaking on the Out To Lunch podcast, he said, “The character was featured in a gay Doctor Who fanzine and I was the monthly pin-up, which remains one of my proudest moments.”
We pay for your stories!
Do you have a story for the Sun News Bureau?