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