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Jon Richardson to host a new show about his worries

Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 10:07am

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Jon Richardson is to host a new series on Dave in which he investigates his worries.

The hour-long 8-part series Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier will see the comedian "attempt to analyse, assess and log every single one of his many, many worries".

Producers say: "Will his wife replace him with a sex robot? Does his phone know more about him than he does? Will he ever make a jacket potato as good as the one he made in May 2009? Which of his worries should he worry about the most?

"To help him with this colossal task, Jon is joined each week in the studio by big name comedians plus a range of experts. Using a mix of film, funny studio set-pieces and archive Jon and his guests will explore exactly how severe each worry actually is before filing it accordingly in Jon's very own 'Worriedness Index' - a high-tech digital log of every anxiety in existence."

The series is being made by Talkback and due to be broadcast from this Spring.

Commissioner Iain Coyle says: "I've been concerned for some time about Jon's anxieties. I'm delighted that Talkback and ourselves, are helping him come to terms with a number of his more severe issues. Because laughter is the best medicine, right?"

Luke Hales, Dave's general manager added: "Ultimate Worrier is a perfect fit for Dave and we are really excited to have got this series off the ground. Jon is fantastic talent, a firm favourite with our viewers and in Ultimate Worrier, we think we have found the perfect format for his brilliantly funny brand of neurosis."

Jonno Richards, director of programmes at Talkback says: "We're incredibly excited to be working with both the brilliant Jon and UKTV for the first time on this new series. We're a nation of worriers and who better to process all of our concerns than Jon Richardson."

Richardson previously explored a number of his and wife Lucy Beaumont's most pressing worries in the one-off Channel 4 comic documentary, Jon Richardson: How To Survive The End Of The World.


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