Paul Whitehouse to bring back Mike Smash
- Bang Showbiz
- 26 October 2017
Paul Whitehouse's popular DJ character Mike Smash is set to return to television screens in two Christmas specials on Gold
Paul Whitehouse's popular DJ character Mike Smash is set to return to television screens in two Christmas specials on Gold.
The 59-year-old comedic actor first brought the DJ to life in the popular BBC comedy series 'Harry Enfield's Television Programme' - which aired in the 1990s - and it has now been confirmed the cheesy Fab FM presenter will be back to host two festive musical compilations on Gold this December.
The special show, entitled 'Smashie's Xmastastic Playlist' will air across two days on the UKTV channel, and will see the popular character presenting without his long-time co-presenter Dave Nice, played by Harry Enfield.
Speaking in character, the star said in a statement: "Hi gherkins! It's quite liderally Mike Smash here, Britain's most popadabbadobulous DJ! This year I'll be hosting 'Smashie's Xmastastic Playlist' on Gold, a-featurin' all your favourite Xmas songs and some of the famous Smash wise-words and philosophy type stuff.
"It's a great honour for me to host Xmas, something that until now, only Jesus has done. And the whole thing is for charidee, except it isn't. So join me, Mike Smash, on Gold this Xmas and let's have some poptastic festive fun."
Whilst Gold channel added: "Yes, the UK's most fantabulous DJ and one half of everyone's favourite fab radio duo, Mike Smash (Paul Whitehouse) takes time out from his charity work and returns to TV screens this Christmas with his ding-dong-merrily-on-high-iest festive favourite tunes. 'Smashie's Xmastastic Playlist' is a brand new UKTV Original that will air across two days in December 2017.
"Simulcast between Gold and Smash's new broadcasting home Radio Hush, this two-part special will feature the nation's best-loved Christmas classics, alongside some lesser known oddities from Smashie's sonic stocking - and all will be introduced by the former Radio Fab FM DJ in his unique style."
The two hour-long specials have been written by Paul Whitehouse and Dave Cummings, and at the time of writing, the exact dates for the broadcasts have not yet been revealed.
John Quinn from production company North One said: "For many of us, some of the rosiest Christmas Day memories from childhood were those old 'Top Of The Pops' specials, played out during the build-up to a turkey dinner. Who better to recapture the essence of that classic festive experience - and its actual, often cringing embarrassment - than Mike Smash himself. Who doesn't love Smashie?"