BBC One commissions 2 lockdown shows from Jack Whitehall
Jack Whitehall is bringing two new entertainment shows to BBC One in the next few months.
Jack Whitehall’s Father’s Day will be a celebration of the special day in our current unusual circumstances.
He’s a man who’s been through a lot with his father, Michael, they’ve travelled the world together and he like the rest of us is going to miss being with his dad on Father’s Day.
In Jack Whitehall’s Father’s Day, Jack will visit Michael the lockdown way by setting up on the pavement outside Michael’s front door to spend some quality time together. They’ll reminisce over old family photos, awkward home video footage and tell some classic Whitehall tales.
Jack and Michael will also be catching up with a number of famous faces, taking part in a special Father’s Day edition of MasterChef and surprising key workers who can’t be with their loved ones this year.
The half-hour special is a Jackpot Productions and So Television production for BBC One. The executive producers are Richard Ackerman and Graham Stuart, the series producer is James Fidler. It was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Controller for BBC Entertainment. Syeda Irtizaali is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.
Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation will explore the history of the UK through its greatest sporting moments. Jack will take us on a journey through six themes that unite us; from loving the underdog to hating the Australians.
Jack says: “The British public has lost over a hundred hours of sport this summer with the Olympics, Euro 2020 and Wimbledon being wiped off the schedule. So we thought what do people need in this barren summer and we came up with this. I’ve worked with some of the country’s most talented sports journalists to create six compendiums of British sport. From Super Saturday to super overs this will be pure unadulterated nostalgia!”
Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation is a six-part series also from Jackpot Productions and Fulwell73.