News: Star Guests And Second Series for Russell Howard

New guests have been announced for upcoming editions of Sky One's hit series The Russell Howard Hour. Howard will be joined by multi-award winning chef Jamie Oliver, comedian Sarah Millican and comedian Roisin Conaty.

And Emmy Award-winning John Oliver (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) will appear in series 1’s finale, airing on the 21st December at 10pm. Oliver’s last appearance on British TV was as a panellist on BBC Two’s Mock The Week in 2006, before breaking in America as a writer and correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. 

Regularly attracting audiences of over a million per episode, The Russell Howard Hour is Sky’s biggest factual-entertainment show since 2012. Online, the show has amassed over 60 million views in 186 countries over 2 months as a result of multiple segments going viral on Facebook and YouTube including: a passionate backing of the British police (8.3 million views),  a dive in to the insanity of our housing crisis (6.5 million views) and an insight in to the impact of social media on teenage girls (5.5 million views).

To date, Russell has enjoyed an eclectic mix of guests on the show including singer-songwriter and record producer Ed Sheeran MBE, multimillion-selling author and social activist Naomi Klein, Greg Davies, newsreader and presenter Fiona Bruce, entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, MP Diane Abbott and Manchester United F.C. player Juan Mata.

The series sees Russell offer his unique and acclaimed perspective on news and current affairs. Filmed in front of a studio audience, Russell conducts in-depth, one-on-one, studio interviews each week and introduces some (very) junior global correspondents to offer their on-the-ground perspective on what the hell is going on in the world, as well as showcasing some of the best stand-ups currently on the scene.

The Russell Howard Hour airs on Sky One on Thursdays at 10pm.

A second series will follow in 2018.

 

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