Joe Lycett’s 'Got Your Back' ordered for full series by Channel 4
Commissioned by Factual Entertainment commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby, Joe Lycett’s 'Got Your Back', will be executive produced by Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush.
Channel 4 has commissioned a full series of Joe Lycett’s 'Got Your Back', from Rumpus Media after its very successful pilot. The 6X30’ series will follow comedian Joe Lycett as he turns his well-honed skills of complaining to dish out a hilarious dose of consumer justice on behalf of the people of the UK.
Joe Lycett is turning his hand to helping out the great British public with all their genuine consumer complaint, and what's even better about this man? He is known for his epic escalating battles with officials as he lodges complaints and talks his way out of almost anything, including his now infamous parking fine.
Scams, poor customer service, shocking practices and unacceptable consumer standards, name it and the ground is covered by the show as it encompasses a range of consumer gripes, feature stories relating to consumer issues and go undercover in Joe‘s quest for consumer justice. The approach may be humorous but the results could be life-changing.
Joe said, “Having spent most of my life sending arsey emails to companies and local councils it is a great treat to now have an amazing crack team to escalate my consumer rights fight and needlessly waste corporate time. If you’ve been scammed, messed about by a company, or just want to contest a parking fine, then worry not: I’ve got your back.”
Commissioned by Factual Entertainment commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, will be executive produced by Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush.
Sarah Lazenby said, “Joe Lycett is a rare talent, who manages to publically lampoon everyone from parking wardens to Donald Trump with wit, warmth and utter charm. His infamous tirades against petty injustices are totally on point and we’re delighted that following a hugely successful pilot we are commissioning a series of his uniquely authored consumer show for Channel 4”
Emily Hudd, Joint Managing Director, Rumpus Media added, “Joe has a rare gift in that he manages to make complaining funny, charming and ultimately effective. He’s outraged by injustice and has an indefatigable appetite for fighting the good fight on behalf of the British public until he gets genuine results. We can’t wait for him to channel that mischievous tenacity into this series which we’re delighted to be making for Channel 4.”
Earlier this year Lycett was also confirmed as the new host of 'The Great British Sewing Bee' on BBC Two.
Other than that, his book "Parsnips, Buttered" which revolves around his several complaints and grudges against bureaucracy is also out now.
In a very funny set on '8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown', Lycett also discussed how he got off a parking fine, and the said video has around three million views.
Joe Lycett's 'Got Your Back' will start airing on Channel 4 at a later date.