Davina McCall is to host a “fresh twist” on the talk show genre for UKTV’s premium entertainment channel, W.
Produced by Twenty Twenty Productions, the as yet untitled project will see McCall joined by a small group of individuals and experts as they discuss some of modern life’s biggest dilemmas and most pertinent questions, armed with the latest research and often counter-intuitive perspectives.
The presenter said: “I am so so excited to be finally bring this show to life, it’s something I feel so so passionately about and have been working on for ages.
“I am totally thrilled to be working with W and Twenty Twenty to make it happen. I can’t wait to get started.”
The series was commissioned by UKTV’s UKTV’s director of commissioning Richard Watsham, who said: “We’ve taken a very deliberate approach to build strong relationships with some of the UK’s biggest talent and find ways of bringing their best ideas to the screen.
“It has paid off handsomely with the likes of John Bishop’s chat show, Dave Gorman’s Modern Life is Goodish and Alex Horne’s Taskmaster.
I’m thrilled to add Davina to this talented list. Her passion and energy know no bounds and together with Twenty Twenty I’m excited to see if we can bring a fresh perspective to this important genre.”
Steve North, W’s general manager, added: “Since its launch last year, W has fast become the place where fantastic talent can try something new and see their ideas brought to life on the screen.
“Davina joins a growing list of high profile talent working with us, including John Bishop, Amanda Holden and Dr. Christian Jessen.”