Russell Brand to make UK TV return
Russell Brand's US TV show 'Brand X' will be screened in the UK on Sky Atlantic
Russell Brand is set to make his UK TV return.
The 37-year-old actor - who took a break from British television after quitting the BBC when he and Jonathan Ross left lewd messages on the answering machine of veteran actor Andrew Sachs on his radio show in 2008 - will bring his US show 'Brand X' to Sky Atlantic.
The unscripted programme - which has been made for the FX channel - sees the comedian give his take on current events, politics and popular culture with a live studio audience, who are expected to participate.
Russell said he will "tell the honest truth about what I feel about all sorts of things...celebrity stuff, skulduggery, the Illuminati...all of this in an accent you can barely understand" in the show.
The comedian previously said he was "excited" to the "point of climax" about the project.
Making a joke about Fox News political commentator Bill O'Reilly, Russell exclaimed: "I am so excited I'm on the point of climax. In fact, I will put the 'O' into FX, which spells Fox, which is actually the channel's real name. That's the only thing that worries me about all this, to be honest. At least I'll be able to have a Christmas drink with Bill O'Reilly."
Sky acquisitions manager Lucy Criddle said: "Russell's distinctive and daring look at the world ensures 'Brand' X with Russell Brand will resonate with Sky Atlantic HD customers."
'Brand X' will debut on July 2.