The John Bishop Show coming to ITV

Wednesday 13th October 2021, 12:18pm

  • ITV will broadcast The John Bishop Show on Saturday nights
  • "John will be doing his trademark everyman stand-up and shooting the breeze with celebrity guests"
  • The format had been delayed by covid. Bishop says: "I am so glad that we are finally going to be doing it"
John Bishop.

ITV has confirmed Saturday night comedy format The John Bishop Show.

The programme was due to be made in early 2020 under the title John Bishop At The Weekend, however the format was cancelled due to coronavirus.

However, ITV has now confirmed a six-part series will be filmed soon.

The channel explains: "The comedy superstar and actor, currently on a huge arena tour with his new stand-up show Right Here Right Now and soon to star in Doctor Who, is getting ready to bring his all-round comedic brilliance to ITV for six weeks.

"Every week John will be doing his trademark everyman stand-up and shooting the breeze with some very special celebrity guests. Star interviewees will include the hottest names in film, TV, sport, music and more in front of a live studio audience.

"John will also be checking the global comedy pulse with a team of stand-ups from all over the world."

John Bishop says: "We've been discussing making a Saturday night show for ITV for a while and I am so glad that we are finally going to be doing it. We want it to be up to date and topical, whilst also fitting the energy and fun that Saturday nights on ITV is known for."

The show will be made by Bishop's own production company Lola Entertainment, alongside The Graham Norton Show producers So Television.

Bishop previously fronted a 2015 series for BBC One, also titled The John Bishop Show.

Talking about the new format, Katie Rawcliffe from ITV says: "The John Bishop Show is the perfect Saturday night fix; celebrity tales, hilarious stand-up comedy and showcasing new global talent. John's charismatic on-air style will delight viewers and guests alike."


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