Don't Hate The Playaz Series 2 confirmed

Thursday 30th May 2019, 9:19am

Don't Hate The Playaz. Image shows from L to R: Shortee Blitz, Amelia Dimoldenberg, Maya Jama, Jordan Stephens, Darren Harriott, Lady Leshurr.

ITV2 has confirmed a second series of its high-energy panel show, Don't Hate The Playaz.

Series 1 of the hip-hop based show, which aired in October, was met with good feedback, prompting the second series. ITV notes: "The first series proved hugely popular with ITV2 viewers and was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award this year in the Entertainment category."

The producers describe the format as follows: "Filmed in a gig-environment and hosted by Jordan Stephens, two teams made up of comedians, Hip Hop legends and celebrity Hip Hop lovers battle it out in front of a live audience for the ultimate prize: bragging rights!"

It's been confirmed that Maya Jama and Lady Leshurr will once again lead the two teams, alongside new guests each week.

The new series, which will comprise of seven episodes, 45 minutes each, will be shown on ITV2 this autumn.

Saskia Schuster, ITV's Comedy Controller, says: "Don't Hate The Playaz put its unique spin on panel shows and the producers have some great ideas lined up for the second series."

ITV2 also announced the return of The Stand Up Sketch Show today.

ITV's Head of Digital Channels, Paul Mortimer, comments: "Don't Hate The Playaz and The Stand Up Sketch Show were creative and original commissions for ITV2 and we're delighted both shows resonated with our younger audience."

Below is a clip from Series 1, in which guests Ivo Graham and Nathan Caton trying rapping for the first time:

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