Horne Section TV Show details revealed

Wednesday 21st September 2022, 11:29am

The Horne Section TV Programme. Image shows from L to R: Ed Sheldrake, Ben Reynolds, Will Collier, Alex Horne, Mark Brown, Joe Auckland

Channel 4 and producers Avalon have confirmed details of The Horne Section TV Show, which will air later this autumn.

Mixing music, chat and sitcom elements, the series - which appears reminiscent of long-running BBC hit The Kumars At No. 42 - will see Alex chat to celebrity guests as he breaks free from the Taskmaster's shadow.

They say: "Tired of being Taskmaster's little assistant, Alex Horne finally has the chance to be the star of his very own late night music chat show, which he insists on filming live from his family home.

"With the help of his loyal, and much more talented, band The Horne Section, Alex is ready to pull out all the stops to impress the big bosses at Channel 4."

Created, written by, and starring Alex Horne and The Horne Section, the scripted six-part series also stars Greg Davies, Tim Key, and the US-based John Oliver as a regular special guest.

Desiree Burch will play Alex's frustrated producer, Georgia Tennant a TV exec from Channel 4, and Camille Ucan appears as the talk show's researcher, while the series will see special guest appearances from Martin Kemp, Big Zuu, Imogen Heap, Anneka Rice, and Dr Ranj Singh, who join Alex and The Horne Section for "this unruly, ridiculous, and surprisingly satisfying show".

The Horne Section comprises of: Alex Horne (band leader), Joe Auckland (trumpet and banjo), Mark Brown (saxophone and guitar), Will Collier (bass), Ben Reynolds (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards).

Horne was also announced today as the host of this year's prestigious Rose d'Or Awards ceremony. The 61st annual awards will take place on 28th November and be streamed live on the web via rosedor.com.

Alex says: "I've administered many tasks over the past few years, many of which end up with me getting wet or naked. It's an absolute honour to now tackle the task of presenting the Rose d'Or Awards, which have recognised so many TV greats across the years - and if I stay dry and fully clothed at the end of the show, that's a bonus for everyone!"

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