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The Big Spell

Hosted by Sue Perkins, Joe Lycett and Moira Stuart, The Big Spell is a nail-biting new eight-part Sky 1 series that will uncover the nation’s brightest young spellers. In the show, set to air on Sky 1 in January, 20 children aged nine to 13 go word-to-word in the ultimate spelling showdown. Much more than just a traditional spelling bee, The Big Spell is packed with drama and emotion as these brilliant young spellers compete in a series of fun, word-related games and challenges.

Russell Howard joins Sky 1 for a brand-new show

Russell Howard, one of the most successful comedians in the UK, will write and star in a new series for Sky 1.

In a two-year deal, the new show will first air on Sky 1 next year after the comedian has completed his forthcoming stand-up world tour. A non-TX pilot will deliver early December 2016.

Russell Howard said: “I am delighted to be making this new show for Sky. It’s obviously the best part of a year away but I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in.” 

The series will sit alongside a strong line-up of award-winning entertainment shows for the whole family on Sky 1, including International Emmy-winning 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, Rose d’Or-winning game show Wild Things and BAFTA-winning A League of Their Own.

Sky unveils the UK's most flexible mobile service

Today Sky announces Sky Mobile, its new mobile network that offers something entirely different for the UK mobile market. For the first time ever, mobile phone owners will be able to keep their unused data for up to three years, to be redeemed whenever they like, and have the flexibility to change their plan every month. Additionally, Sky TV customers will enjoy even greater value with both free UK calls and texts with any Sky Mobile plan, plus the ability to sync with their Sky+ box.

ITV announces brand new 5-part series starring Keith Lemon and Paddy McGuinness

ITV has commissioned The Keith and Paddy Picture Show, from Talkback, part of FremantleMediaUK.  Starring both Keith Lemon (Celebrity Juice, Sketch Show) and Paddy McGuinness (Take Me Out) the 5x30’ series will air on ITV primetime from spring, 2017. 
 
The Keith and Paddy Picture Show is an affectionate and humorous tribute to some of Keith and Paddy’s favourite movies of all time. Each week they will attempt to recreate an iconic film, with the help of an all-star celebrity cast. 
 
Each half hour episode will be a mix of high-end film parodies and behind-the-scenes mock-doc footage following the boys as they endeavour to bring their recreations to life. What could possibly go wrong…? 

Line-up for 2016’s Top of the Pops Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials revealed

Pop party TV favourite, Top of the Pops, today announced the line-up for two Christmas and New Year’s Eve specials that will be hitting TV screens this festive period.

The two shows - broadcast on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve - will be hosted by Fearne Cotton and Reggie Yates and will celebrate the biggest hits and most successful acts of 2016.

The Christmas special will be an hour-long celebration of all things pop, reviewing 2016’s year in music with a line-up of some of the biggest musical names of the year including Clean Bandit featuring Anne Marie, DNCE, Olly Murs, Skepta, Jonas Blue featuring Dakota, Zara Larsson, Calum Scott, Kungs, James Arthur, Craig David and Louisa Johnson.