UKTV has recommissioned both Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over.

Filming is already underway on the Firecracker Films-produced Emma Willis: Delivering Babies 2020 which marks the third full series of the franchise for W, and Stacey Dooley is returning for a second series of Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over (again made by Firecracker) which starts filming this weekend. They join a second series plus two specials of Dave’s Meet the Richardsons and 20 episodes of Yesterday’s Bangers & Cash which are in production.

Richard Watsham, UKTV’s Director of Commissioning, said: “We’re entering an important new stage for UKTV Originals, having just won our first Bafta, we now have more successful shows returning than ever before. It’s a testament to the quality of the ideas, the talent and the finished programmes that producers are delivering us.

“One of our key focusses has been on working hand in hand with talent to deliver their passion projects and the success of these shows proves that a truly collaborative approach can achieve brilliant results. So, it gives me great pleasure to be continuing our relationship with Emma, Stacey, Jon and Lucy, and the whole team at the Mathewsons.

“The past few months have been extremely challenging for the production sector and I’d like to say thank you to all of the production companies for their determination, their flexibility and their application of creative solutions to get productions back up and running.

“Thankfully the number of returners is not preventing significant  opportunities for new commissions going forwards and we’re busy developing the next wave of comedy ents formats that I hope will keep us at the forefront of this genre, alongside more high quality factual, drama and scripted comedy.”

Jon Creamer

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