CTRL Freaks. Image shows from L to R: Dave Gibson, Jacob Edwards, Bec Hill. Copyright: Nerd TV.

CTRL Freaks

London Live comedy. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2014. Stars Jacob Edwards, Dave Gibson and Bec Hill.

CTRL Freaks

A format in which three comedians are given control of peoples' social media accounts for a week in order to run their lives

London Live
6   (1 series)
Jacob Edwards, Dave Gibson and Bec Hill
Tim Hancock
Tim Hancock

Three comedians hijack the social media lives of Londoners, setting them insane challenges which they must pull off without revealing their lives have been hacked.

Comedians Dave Gibson, Bec Hill and Jacob Edwards make up the panel, also known as the 'The Freaks'.

Using the contestants' social networks, the team scripts an outrageous week that they must live out for real - From an Essex boy turning into a drag queen to a hipster having to pass off the worst art show ever as all his own work, the comedians will push each competitor to the limit. Will they go through with the challenges? And will they be able to convince their social network their out-of-character updates; photos and videos are for real?

Each episode involves two contestants, with the one that enters into the spirit of things the best (as determined by the hosts) winning a holiday at the end of the show.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 4th June 2014 on London Live at 10pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 26th September 2014 on London Live at 8pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 1:00am