Sky One with Alistair McGowan
Redubbing news clips for Sky One
Jess is joining Alistair McGowan as he returns to TV with a new impressions show.
The programme, provisionally titled Re-Dub!, will feature a team of new and established impressionists who will re-voice topical clips to give them a comic twist.
Ten half-hour episodes have been commissioned from Avalon Television, for broadcast on Sky One later this year
Executive producer Richard Allen-Turner said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Sky on Re-Dub!, a new comedy show that along with Russian Twitterbots, helps further conflate fake news and real reports for viewers’ entertainment.’
Phil Edgar-Jones, Sky’s head of entertainment, added: ‘When the Avalon team showed us their initial piloted pitch for Re-Dub! I couldn’t finish my crisps as we were laughing till we cried.
‘Re-Dub! is a gloriously silly and funny take on the world of news and celebrity from the mouth of Alistair McGowan and a host of brilliant mimics accompanying real world footage. We can promise a fun-packed half hour of pure joy.’
McGowan, who cut his teeth on Spitting in the 1990s, fronted his own Big Impression show on BBC One from 2000 to 2004; and in 2012, McGowan wrote and hosted the ITV comedy sports show You Cannot Be Serious,.