Jack Whitehall wants to be new Ant and Dec

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 August 2013
Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall wants him and his dad to become the new Ant and Dec with their new BBC Three show 'Backchat'

Jack Whitehall wants him and his dad to become the new Ant and Dec.

The comedian and his father, Michael, are going to host new BBC Three show 'Backchat' which will see them interview celebrities and show off a cheeky charm which he likens to the Geordie presenting duo.

Jack told The Sun newspaper: "As hosts go, me and my dad are a bit like Ant and Dec - if Ant was 40 years older and kept telling Dec he was a disappointment to him and should never have dropped out of university."

Michael is an ex theatrical agent who has represented both Dame Judi Dench and Colin Firth and at one point in the show he is said to give his son a "telling off" about his interviewing manner.

A full series has been commissioned after a string of live theatre shows in Edinburgh and London - with guests including Miranda Hart and Simon Callow - and a successful pilot episode.

Zai Bennett, Controller of BBC Three, said: "We've already got one of the best new sitcoms around on BBC Three in Jack Whitehall's fantastic 'Bad Education'.

"So we're delighted to be the home of his new chat show. With Whitehall senior there to keep Jack on track it promises to be unlike any other chat show on TV right now."

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