Grime Artist Big Zuu to Front Food Show for UKTV’s Dave


UKTV’s Dave has commissioned Big Zuu’s Big Eats, which combines comedy and cooking.

Hosted by London-based grime artist and DJ Big Zuu, the 10×40-minute series will air early 2020. It is produced by Boomerang, part of the Twofour Group. Taking his passion for cooking on the road, each episode will see Big Zuu prepare mouth-watering, made-to-order dishes for a famous comedian on tour in the U.K.

UKTV commissioning executive Natalie Rose said: “Big Zuu is just the kind of extraordinary raw talent we’ve been looking for. Bags of charisma, effortless charm, infectious humor and true authenticity. As a touring artist, he acutely understands life on the road, and the instant gratification delicious food brings. All of which makes his partnership with some of the U.K.’s finest comics that more exciting.”

Dave channel director Luke Hales said: “We are committed to experimenting with fresh formats at Dave and this really ticks the box. We have found a real talent in Big Zuu—he has bags of charm and humor and makes some of the most mouth-watering food I have ever seen on telly—this, coupled with some of the biggest and brightest names in comedy, makes for a really exciting show. I am so glad Natalie brought this one to us and so impressed with all the work she has done to get this one off the ground.”

Sam Grace, director of programs at Boomerang, said: “Zuu is naturally funny and spontaneous and we know his favorite comedians will love him as much as we do! His cooking style and relaxed trademark narration will be perfect for Dave viewers—who might just pick up a few cooking tips too.”