Pair of UKTV Originals Headed to W


LONDON: The premium entertainment channel W is adding two new UKTV originals to its lineup, featuring British personalities Amanda Holden and John Bishop, for broadcast later this year.

Amanda Holden fronts the brand-new reality format I’ve Got Something to Tell You, which comes from Zig Zag Productions. Filmed in an English country retreat, the 6×60-minute show sees ordinary people making extraordinary confessions.

John Bishop: In Conversation With… looks on as the titular comedian conducts revealing one-one-one interviews with public personas. The 10×60-minute talk show is produced by Lola Entertainment and distributed by BBC Worldwide.

Richard Watsham, UKTV’s director of commissioning, said: “These fantastic series demonstrate our ambition for W, both in terms of the extraordinary level of talent that we’re delighted to be working with, and also the breadth and originality of the programs themselves. These are two very different, very exciting propositions but together they should start to create a coherent and consistent tone of voice for W’s smart female audience.”

Steve North, W’s general manager, added: “We want W to be the home of smart escapism, with UKTV originals sitting alongside our top shows like EastEnders. Adding gems like I’ve Got Something to Tell You and John Bishop: In Conversation With… is helping to build a strong channel with shows that our viewers will love. We are really excited to welcome John Bishop and Amanda Holden to the W family and we look forward to seeing the new shows uncover some of Britain’s best stories and secrets.”