Frank Skinner gets new BBC show

Frank Skinner is going back to the BBC for the first time in… well… ages!

He’s going to front new BBC Two show Frank Skinner’s Opinionated. In this show, he’ll be joined by two comedians to discuss the week’s events.

The show will be broadcast from a different location around the country each week in front of a studio audience.

Of course, Skinner has done a few gigs for the Beeb in recent years, doing a Panorama show on swearing and guest presenting on this and that.

However, he left the Auntie on quite bad terms after his last regular gig in 1999.

A pay deal ended rather acrimoniously with then director of television, Alan Yentob, blaming Skinner’s management and production company, Avalon, for the breakdown of talks.

Skinner, apparently wanted to do a drama, some sitcoms and a chatshow for £20m over two years. He subsequently took those ideas to ITV. The sitcom, you may recall, was a reasonable programme and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned had it’s moments.

However, sitcom Shane was woeful.

On his new show, Skinner said: “It’s me, two guest comedians and, most importantly, the citizens of Great Britain sharing our opinions on stuff in the news. On a good week, I will probably crowd-surf”.

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