BBC One has ordered two new Jack Whitehall-fronted entertainment shows, Jack Whitehall’s Father’s Day and Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation.

In Jack Whitehall’s Father’s Day, Jack will visit his father Michael the lockdown way by setting up on the pavement outside Michael’s front door. “They’ll reminisce over old family photos, awkward home video footage and tell some classic Whitehall tales.”

The pair will also catch 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.

Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment, says: “Many of us won’t be able to observe Father’s Day in the usual way this year, so we’re delighted that Jack and Michael will be letting us into their very entertaining celebrations.”

Richard Ackerman at Jackpot Productions says: “I couldn’t think of a better way to spend Father’s Day, than with Jack and Michael (please don’t tell my Dad).”

Jack Whitehall’s Father’s Day (1×30’) 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 is BBC One’s new comedy retrospective in which Jack Whitehall tells the story of the United Kingdom through its greatest sporting moments.

Jack Whitehall 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!”

Kate Phillips, Controller of BBC Entertainment, says: “Jack’s very funny take on our country’s passion for sport is sure to give people of all ages that sporting fix we’re all missing this year.”

Ben and Gabe Turner of Fulwell73, says: “Sport like life is as much about the story as the result. We feel it is a lens through which we can explore all kinds of themes and what better time to consider what our sporting obsessions say about us as a nation that right now? And who better to do it with than Jack Whitehall?”

Jack Whitehall’s Sporting Nation (6×30’) is a Jackpot Productions and Fulwell73 production. The executive producers are Ben and Gabe Turner, the series producer is Murray James. It was commissioned by Kate Phillips, Controller for BBC Entertainment. Syeda Irtizaali is the Commissioning Editor for the BBC.

Jon Creamer

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