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First Look – Never Mind the Buzzcocks intros round

First Look – Never Mind the Buzzcocks

A clip has been released of the first look for the new Never Mind the Buzzcocks intro round. The clip shows team captain Daisy Map Cooper working with Anne Marie to re-create an intro for Little Mix member Jade Thirwall. Also in the clip we see Greg Davies as host, Noel Fielding as the other team captain along with guest Nish Kumar and regular guest Jamali Maddix.

Check out the clip above!

Returning

Never Mind the Buzzcocks is returning in September on Sky and streaming service NOW for a series of eight episodes.

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Daisy May Cooper announced as team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks

Never Mind the Buzzcocks

A new series of long-running music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks has been being commissioned by Sky.

Hosted by Greg Davies, the show will return as a new 8 episode series, plus a one-off Christmas special. Talkback (a Fremantle label) who produced previous series’ will continue to produce the show. The show will be available on this autumn on Sky and streaming service NOW.

Daisy May Cooper will feature as a new team captain on the show. Noel Fielding will be reprising his role as the other team captain. Stand-up comic Jamali Maddix will also serve as a regular guest.

Daisy announced her role on the show via instagram writing “Guess who’s being team captain slagz… bring it on @noel_fielding.”

Previously

Airing between 1996 and 2015, Never Mind the Buzzcocks was first hosted by Mark Lamarr, then by Simon Amstell. A number of guest presenters played host in later shows, with Rhod Gilbert appearing in the final series. Previous team captains include Phill Jupitus, Sean Hughes and Bill Bailey.

Return

The BBC had decided not to re-commission the show on 26 May 2015. This was to In order to ‘create space for new entertainment formats’,

After a call from fans however, Sky and NOW stepped up to get it back on air.

Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, Phil Edgar-Jones said Never Mind The Buzzcocks is ‘one of those truly iconic shows’ and said the show’s return is ‘a buzz and a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere.’

Kate Edmunds, Director of Programmes for Talkback, continued: ‘We’re over the moon that Sky has made the very wise decision to reboot our beloved Buzzcocks.

‘Musicians, stand down, we hear your deafening cries for some long-overdue attention.’

When

Never Mind The Buzzcocks will be returning in the autumn to Sky and NOW.

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Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her – Pre-order Now!

Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her

Pre-order Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her, the funniest memoir of 2021, written by the most relatable woman in the world – Daisy May Cooper, creator and star of BBC’s award-winning comedy This Country

‘Thank goodness for gloriously silly Daisy May Cooper. Joyful, irreverent and totally uplifting’The Times

‘The lockdown comedy queen’ Guardian

Background

Life hasn’t always been straightforward for Daisy May Cooper: growing up in rural poverty in Gloucestershire with her brother Chaz, she had to work a myriad of low-paid and unrewarding jobs just to make ends meet. Don’t Laugh, It’ll Only Encourage Her is the endearingly honest and hilarious memoir from the creator and star of award-winning BBC comedy This Country.
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When things were really bad, Mum would always say to me:

‘Don’t worry, it will be a good read for your memoir one day.’

‘Mum, I auditioned to be a stripper by snogging a pole and was laughed off the stage by a bunch of topless dancers.’

‘Well that can go in the memoir.’

‘Mum, I spent all my student loan accidently on a penthouse suite in a fancy hotel in Marble Arch, now I face getting kicked out of drama school.’

‘That’s a good one for the memoir.’

‘Mum, sorry I’m late for dinner, I had to work late at my cleaning job because someone balanced a Quaver packet full of piss on the radiator in the boy’s toilets, and I didn’t realise until I picked it up, so I had to wash the piss off me in the sink while trying to learn my lines for that Call the Midwife audition I have in London tomorrow.’

‘Memoir…’

I have lived the most humiliating, ridiculous, screw-up of a life but Mum was right, you’ve just got to remember, sometimes the worst experiences make the most entertaining stories.

About The Author

Daisy May Cooper is an award-winning comedy actress and writer. She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2018 for her role as Kerry Mucklowe in the BBC Three series This Country, a mockumentary-style show about the eccentricities of life in rural England, which she co-created and co-wrote with her brother, Charlie Cooper. This Country has also won multiple BAFTA awards.

She recently starred in Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield, and has featured on TV shows including Avenue 5Doc Martin and The Wrong Mans.