BBC Factual has announced Paddy McGuinness as the new presenter of BBC Two series Inside the Factory.

Paddy will join follow presenters Cherry Healey and historian Ruth Goodman for the ninth series of Inside the Factory.

Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual, said: “Inside the Factory is one of the BBC’s best-loved Factual brands. It deserves to have a big star at the helm – so I’m unbelievably excited that Paddy is putting on his white coat and rising to the challenge. He has a passion for production and engineering that’s impossible to fake. Working alongside current presenters Cherry Healey and Ruth Goodman, I know Paddy will bring new energy to this joyful series. I can’t wait to see him in action.”

Paddy McGuinness says: “One of my first jobs was in a factory so I’ve come full circle. I’m fascinated by the machinery and the people who make it all tick. Hair nets aside, I can’t wait to get cracking!”

He will join for the ninth series, which will go into production later this year, to tx in 2024.

Inside the Factory is made by Voltage TV. It was commissioned by Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual. The Executive Producers are Michael Rees and Lucy Carter and the Commissioning Editors are Siobhan Mulholland and Sreya Biswas.

The eighth series of Inside the Factory will be broadcast on BBC Two early next year.



Jon Creamer

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