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Anonymous

Anonymous

  • TV sketch show
  • ITV
  • 2009
  • 1 pilot

A prank show pilot from ITV1 hosted by Stephen Mulhern in which celebrities don cunning disguises to play pranks on fans and friends. Stars Stephen Mulhern, Richard Arnold, Matt Dawson, Jennie McAlpine, Louis Walsh and more.

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
2009
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1 Pilot
Creators
Adrian Lynch and Darren Smith
Stars
Stephen Mulhern, Richard Arnold, Matt Dawson, Jennie McAlpine, Louis Walsh, Austin Healey, Michelle Keegan and Shayne Ward
Writer
David Reilly
Directors
Gary Brooks and Chris Faith
Producers
Richard Cook, Matt Smith, Deborah Sargeant and Clive Tulloh
Companies

In Anonymous, presented by Stephen Mulhern, three celebrities take time out from fame to play tricks on their fans and famous friends by donning cunning prosthetic disguises.

Sporting legend Matt Dawson transforms into a well to do theatre luvvie to stitch up his England team mate Austin Healey; Soap star Jenny McAlpine goes on the set of Coronation Street disguised as an Essex WAG to fool her cast mates; and a music mogul and talent show judge Louis Walsh ages 20 years to fool his music acts Shayne Ward and boyband JLS.

Stephen Mulhern takes the stars through the transformation process and helps them create their new identity in this one-hour pilot show. He also guides them through the mischievous pranks every step of the way with the help of an earpiece and a microphone.

John Kaye Cooper, controller of entertainment for ITV, said at the time: "It's fascinating to see how some of our best known celebrities are rendered unrecognisable by their disguises and just how they are treated when they are anonymous. Fame counts for nothing if nobody knows who you are and this show provides great comedy moments and an insight into the lives of some of TV's most famous faces."

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 18th July 2009 at 6:30pm on ITV
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 29th August 2009 at 1:30pm on ITV2
  • Friday 7th August 2009 at 8:00pm on ITV2

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