BBC Three orders new series from online sensation Miss Holland
James R | On 20, Feb 2018
None other than Miss Holland herself is heading to BBC Three this March, as the online channel orders a new series from the hit comedy sensation.
The crude, rude, alter ego of comedian Eline Van Der Velden has attracted millions of views online across Dailymotion and YouTube. She also won the Best Online Comedy at the Lovie Awards, judged by Stephen Fry. Now, the world’s most popular beauty queen (her own words) is heading to BBC Three, as we join her on a crash course in Britishness.
With a clipboard full of questions, armpits full of hair, and a camera team following her every whim, Miss Holland is hell bent on becoming a British lady, finding her very own ginger Prince Harry and exploring British culture. She leaves a slew of unsuspecting contributors in her wake. Reality TV stars, former royal household staff and religious leaders are left bewildered by the idiocy of her questions as she attempts to navigate the intricacies of modern British life.
Eline Van Der Velden comments: “In the year after Brexit, who better to cast an eye over what it means to be British and ask those all important questions than the one of a kind Miss Holland. Often it takes a child to ask the obvious questions, to shine a light on the path being taken and expose the truth. Sadly we don’t have a child, but we do have Miss Holland and she’s going to shine the light straight into your face!”
The show marks something of a reunion for Van Der Velden and the Beeb. The comedian, who holds a physics degree with a masters in nuclear fusion, is also the creator and star of BBC Three’s video on gender bias, which was viewed more than 15 million times, along with BBC Three’s weird and wonderful science series Putting It Out There, which has generated over 3 million views.
Miss Holland is produced by Van Der Velden’s production company Particle 6 Productions and is written and directed by Van Der Velden and Leslie Coutterand.
The new episodes will be available on the BBC Three website and BBC Three’s YouTube channel in mid-March. For more on what’s coming soon to BBC Three, click here.