Staying In With Greg & Russell. Image shows from L to R: Greg James, Russell Kane. Copyright: Talkback.

Staying In With Greg & Russell

BBC Three chat show. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Greg James and Russell Kane.

Press Clippings

The inexplicable cult of Russell Kane continues to find a refuge on BBC Three, as the stand-up and his R1 DJ chum Greg James follow Unzipped and How to Win Eurovision with their first chat show.

Staying In is apparently filmed in a mock-up of the 'man den' they would live in if their tiresomely overemphasised bromance was ever consummated.

So celebrity guests including Tinie Tempah, Nicole Scherzinger and Chris 'Thor' Hemsworth can expect to be interviewed in anywhere from the kitchen to the broom cupboard. Sounds unmissable, eh? Poor old BBC Three. While its documentaries, dramas and even comedies have improved stratospherically over time, its entertainment shows are stuck in creative quicksand (Russell Howard's Good News is as wretched as it is popular), trying harder and harder while sinking faster and faster.

Gabriel Tate, Time Out, 25th September 2013

Greg Rusedski and Russell Tovey? Gregg Wallace and Russell Grant? Greggs the Bakers and Russell & Bromley? Of all the Greg(g)s and Russells in the world, it's Radio 1 DJ Greg James and comedian Russell Kane who team up to present this new spin on the irreverent chat show theme. The bromantic banter is sprinkled with a selection of celeb guests - tonight the featured talent includes Brit hip-hoppers Rizzle Kicks and the Haitian-American chart-topper, dirty talkin' Jason Derulo.

Carol Carter and Larushka Ivan-Zadeh, Metro, 25th September 2013

Russell Kane and Greg James to host BBC Three chat show

Russell Kane and Greg James are to present Staying In With Greg & Russell, an irreverent new chat show for BBC Three.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd August 2013