• TV sitcom
  • Channel 4 / Comedy Blaps / E4
  • 2017 - 2020
  • 9 episodes (1 series)

Sitcom about a famous boyband star turned drug-shamed tabloid laughing stock. Stars O-T Fagbenle, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Helen Monks, Alan Asaad, Christopher Meloni and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - Guess Who's Back?

Maxxx. Image shows from L to R: Rico (Luti Fagbenle), Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle), Lucky (Javone Prince)
Desperate to win back his career and ex-girlfriend, Jourdan Dunn, Maxxx makes a last attempt to rehash things with his old boyband. Maxxx implores the help of music mogul Don Wild. With Tamzin, as his new manager can Maxxx rise to the challenge of bringing the old boyband back together?


For its original April broadcast, this episode was billed with the grammatically incorrect title Guess Whose Back?.

Broadcast details

Thursday 2nd April 2020
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 3rd April 2020 2:50am E4
Monday 6th April 2020 12:00am E4
Thursday 29th October 2020 10:00pm C4

Cast & crew

O-T Fagbenle Maxxx
Pippa Bennett-Warner Tamzin
Helen Monks Rose
Alan Asaad Amit
Christopher Meloni Don Wild
Jourdan Dunn Jourdan
Javone Prince Lucky
Larry King Self
Guest cast
India Eva Rae Frankie
Katie Lyons Club Owner
Barry Castagnola Drunk Guy
Joshua Grant Grime Manager
Luti Fagbenle Rico
Steve Brody Doctor
Ellen Thomas Theresa
Kim Wall Priest
Jonathan Ross Self
Lemar Obika (as Lemar) Self
Writing team
O-T Fagbenle Writer
Nick Collett Writer (Additional Material)
Ali Bryer Carron Writer (Additional Material)
Michael Bertenshaw Writer (Additional Material)
Paloma Nunez Writer (Additional Material)
Jim Annan Writer (Additional Material)
Roger Bainbridge Writer (Additional Material)
Kirsten Rasmussen Writer (Additional Material)
Lindsay Mullan Writer (Additional Material)
Carly Heffernan Writer (Additional Material)
Simon Owens Writer (Additional Material)
Rachel Balabanoff Writer (Additional Material)
Kefi Chadwick Script Editor
Bruce Pirrie Script Editor
Mark Evans Script Editor
Jan Carura Writer (Additional Material)
Marlon Palmer Writer (Additional Material)
Tara Ayeni Writer (Additional Material)
Kefi Chadwick Writer (Additional Material)
Tara Ayeni Script Executive
Production team
O-T Fagbenle Director
Nick Collett Director
Ali Bryer Carron Producer
Luti Fagbenle Executive Producer
O-T Fagbenle Executive Producer
Stephen Abrahams Line Producer
Stefano Moses Associate Producer
Adam Bokey Editor
John Holloway Editor
Lucienne Suren Production Designer
Sally Broome Casting Director
Shaun Harley Lee Director of Photography
Joanna Hir Costume Designer
Christelle Gbeudjeli Make-up Designer
O-T Fagbenle Composer
Theon Cross Composer
Vince Pope Composer
Carine Nguza Composer
Phil Clarke Series Consultant
Tanya Qureshi Series Consultant
Eno Enefiok 1st Assistant Director
Helen Ostler 1st Assistant Director


Maxxx review

O-T Fagbenle delivered a hilarious send-up of the bloated celebrity ego in Maxxx (E4), the sitcom he wrote and stars in, about a washed-up boy band singer trying to revive his career after years of self-indulgent excess.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 3rd April 2020

O-T Fagbenle is on career-defining form as washed-up former boyband member Maxxx, looking to relaunch his career and win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, the supermodel Jourdan Dunn, in this new comedy series. Reduced to playing grimy nightclub PAs after destroying his early 2000s R&B group with his drug-fuelled antics, Maxxx is determined to get his life back on track and support his adopted son Amit - but first he has to convince a public who largely think he's either dead or a Craig David lookalike.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 2nd April 2020

Maxxx review

Though a little uneven, the show has a sassy attitude and energy, while the the pacy script is liberally peppered with waspish one-liners.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 2nd April 2020

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