Justin Lee Collins: Good Times

Justin Lee Collins will return to Five with a new series which chronicles his recent travels in Japan.

The three-part series called Turning Japanese will follow the presenter through the country as he explores Japanese culture and its people, as well as the odd gameshow.

Controller at Five Richard Woolfe said: “[Justin] is a fantastic people person and so I think finding the right format for him where he can explore those people skills, for me is a really, really, really big priority.”

Justin Lee Collins has previously screened shows on Five in the recently finished Good Times and Head or Tails.

Source: Digital Spy

Monday 14 June, 11:00pm on Five

Concluding on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. Joining Justin for the final instalment of the series are actress Jessica Hynes, dancer and reality star Louie Spence and US rocker Adam Lambert. Taking on Justin at the oche this week is Jason Donovan. The Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” Justin’s first guest is writer and actress Jessica Hynes (n�e Stevenson), who Justin describes as being “funnier than a dog on a skateboard”. Perhaps best known for her roles in ‘Spaced’ and ‘The Royle Family’, Jessica has gone on to appear in such films as ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Son of Rambow’, and is soon to star in the forthcoming horror caper ‘Burke and Hare’ alongside Andy Serkis and Simon Pegg. Jessica quickly worms her way into her host’s good books by arriving onstage sporting a Justin Lee Collins T-shirt, before explaining that she is currently writing a comic book based on a librarian-cum-superheroine called Justine. As fans of the comic-book genre, Jessica and Justin arrange to go to see smash-hit movie ‘Kick-Ass’ together. “Be careful though,” warns Justin. “I am prone to the old cock-in-a-popcorn-box trick.” Next to appear on the Rivoli sofa is US singersongwriter Adam Lambert. After finishing in second place on last year’s ‘American Idol’, Adam has released his debut album ‘For Your Entertainment’, for which he collaborated with Justin Hawkins, Kara DioGuardi, Pink and Lady Gaga. The openly gay singer recently courted controversy when he kissed a male member of his band during a live performance at the American Music Awards.

Tuesday 1 June, 11:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Fiver this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. On Justin’s sofa this week are choreographer and ex-‘Strictly’ judge Arlene Phillips and former ‘EastEnders’ star Joe Swash. Justin plays darts with the legendary Jermaine Jackson and there is music from Mary J Blige.

Tuesday 11 May, 11:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. Joining JLC on the sofa this week is TV fashionista Gok Wan and spirit specialist Yvette Fielding. Elsewhere, Sharon Osbourne attempts to hit the dartboard and Danish popsters Alphabeat provide the music. The Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. Each week, Justin interviews some of the most interesting and topical guests of the moment. There are also crowd-pleasing performances by pop, rock and theatre acts. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” Justin’s first guest this week is TV presenter and fashion expert Gok Wan. Famed for his direct presenting style and forthright fashion advice on such shows as ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and ‘Gok’s Fashion Fix’, Gok initially trained as an actor. However, he left drama school upon learning that he could not act and blagged his way into the business because he needed the money to pay his rent. “It all happened by accident,” he says. After finding work as a make-up artist for magazine shoots, he started working on pop videos for such artists as Erasure, Brian Ferry, Wet Wet Wet and All Saints. While normally self-assured, he found himself very nervous when working as a stylist on Madonna’s ‘Sorry’ video – so much so that, by his own admission, he “farted” when he first met her. It does not take long for Gok to turn his critical eye onto his host. “I’m liking the new look,” he says. “If there were a lesbian in ‘The Blues Brothers’, you would be the character.” He goes on to talk about the forthcoming third series of ‘Gok’s Fashion Fix’, the auditions for which he describes as “a very gay ‘X Factor'”. “Believe me, there are quite a few people in this country that need a makeover,” he concludes. “It’s time to get shitted up – Yvette Fielding’s here!” announces Justin as he welcomes his next guest onto the Rivoli couch. Since presenting ‘Blue Peter’ in the 80s, Yvette has made a name for herself as a presenter and producer of a number of paranormal shows, most notably ‘Most Haunted’ on Living. She discusses her outlandish theories on ghosts and the afterlife, before renouncing the work of mediums who claim to be able to contact the dead. “I’ll lay it down now,” she says. “�200,000 to the medium that can prove to me that they are genuine.” Elsewhere, Sharon Osbourne joins Justin at the oche and talks about her new novel, Revenge. “It’s just a load of waffle in my head,” she says. “It’s based on willies and tits and all of that.” After a brief chat, she prepares to throw her first arrow. “Fuck, shit, bollocks!” is her unorthodox battle cry. Will she give JLC a run for his money? Providing the music this week is UK-based Danish pop outfit Alphabeat, whose new single, ‘DJ’, is due out at the end of May. The six-piece, three of whom are called Anders, recently toured with Lady Gaga. “Did you at any stage see her penis?” asks Justin, before welcoming the band onto the stage.

Tuesday 11 May, 11:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. On Justin’s sofa this week are R&B starlet Rihanna and actor Matt Horne. Meat Loaf steps up to the oche for a game of darts, and the Jersey Boys take to the stage. The Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” This week, Justin meets Barbadian beauty Rihanna. The feisty star’s addictive blend of dancehall and R&B has been a permanent fixture in the UK charts since she was just 17 years old. No stranger to controversy, Rihanna has bounced back in style after stories emerged about her abusive relationship with US singer Chris Brown. Also joining Justin on the sofa is funnyman Matt Horne, best known for his turn as Essex boy Gavin in hit sitcom ‘Gavin and Stacey’. Alongside his stand-up and TV work with James Corden, the accomplished actor won rave reviews last year for his role on stage in ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’. Challenging Justin to a game of darts this week is rock legend Meat Loaf. Famed for his impressive pair of lungs, the star also likes to give it some welly at the oche. And Justin’s guests on the stage are the cast from ‘Jersey Boys’, the worldwide smash-hit musical based on the lives of 1960s rock’n’roll group ‘The Four Seasons’.

Monday 10 May, 10:00pm on Five

Continuing on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. Joining JLC on the sofa this week is TV fashionista Gok Wan and spirit specialist Yvette Fielding. Elsewhere, Sharon Osbourne attempts to hit the dartboard and Danish popsters Alphabeat provide the music. The Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. Each week, Justin interviews some of the most interesting and topical guests of the moment. There are also crowd-pleasing performances by pop, rock and theatre acts. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” Justin’s first guest this week is TV presenter and fashion expert Gok Wan. Famed for his direct presenting style and forthright fashion advice on such shows as ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and ‘Gok’s Fashion Fix’, Gok initially trained as an actor. However, he left drama school upon learning that he could not act and blagged his way into the business because he needed the money to pay his rent. “It all happened by accident,” he says. After finding work as a make-up artist for magazine shoots, he started working on pop videos for such artists as Erasure, Brian Ferry, Wet Wet Wet and All Saints. While normally self-assured, he found himself very nervous when working as a stylist on Madonna’s ‘Sorry’ video – so much so that, by his own admission, he “farted” when he first met her. It does not take long for Gok to turn his critical eye onto his host. “I’m liking the new look,” he says. “If there were a lesbian in ‘The Blues Brothers’, you would be the character.” He goes on to talk about the forthcoming third series of ‘Gok’s Fashion Fix’, the auditions for which he describes as “a very gay ‘X Factor'”. “Believe me, there are quite a few people in this country that need a makeover,” he concludes. “It’s time to get shitted up – Yvette Fielding’s here!” announces Justin as he welcomes his next guest onto the Rivoli couch. Since presenting ‘Blue Peter’ in the 80s, Yvette has made a name for herself as a presenter and producer of a number of paranormal shows, most notably ‘Most Haunted’ on Living. She discusses her outlandish theories on ghosts and the afterlife, before renouncing the work of mediums who claim to be able to contact the dead. “I’ll lay it down now,” she says. “�200,000 to the medium that can prove to me that they are genuine.” Elsewhere, Sharon Osbourne joins Justin at the oche and talks about her new novel, Revenge. “It’s just a load of waffle in my head,” she says. “It’s based on willies and tits and all of that.” After a brief chat, she prepares to throw her first arrow. “Fuck, shit, bollocks!” is her unorthodox battle cry. Will she give JLC a run for his money? Providing the music this week is UK-based Danish pop outfit Alphabeat, whose new single, ‘DJ’, is due out at the end of May. The six-piece, three of whom are called Anders, recently toured with Lady Gaga. “Did you at any stage see her penis?” asks Justin, before welcoming the band onto the stage.

Monday 10 May, 10:00pm on Five

Continuing on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. On Justin’s sofa this week are R&B starlet Rihanna and actor Matt Horne. Meat Loaf steps up to the oche for a game of darts, and the Jersey Boys take to the stage. The Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” This week, Justin meets Barbadian beauty Rihanna. The feisty star’s addictive blend of dancehall and R&B has been a permanent fixture in the UK charts since she was just 17 years old. No stranger to controversy, Rihanna has bounced back in style after stories emerged about her abusive relationship with US singer Chris Brown. Also joining Justin on the sofa is funnyman Matt Horne, best known for his turn as Essex boy Gavin in hit sitcom ‘Gavin and Stacey’. Alongside his stand-up and TV work with James Corden, the accomplished actor won rave reviews last year for his role on stage in ‘Entertaining Mr Sloane’. Challenging Justin to a game of darts this week is rock legend Meat Loaf. Famed for his impressive pair of lungs, the star also likes to give it some welly at the oche. And Justin’s guests on the stage are the cast from ‘Jersey Boys’, the worldwide smash-hit musical based on the lives of 1960s rock’n’roll group ‘The Four Seasons’.

Tuesday 4 May, 11:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. Joining JLC on the sofa this week is boxing world champion Amir Khan and model, reality TV star and notorious loudmouth Janice Dickinson. Elsewhere, Ricky Whittle throws a few arrows and music comes courtesy of Marina and the Diamonds. The Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. Each week, Justin interviews some of the most interesting and topical guests of the moment. There are also crowd-pleasing performances by pop, rock and theatre acts. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” As well as celebrity guests and lots of audience participation, each show promises fun, games and surprises. Every week, Justin challenges one of his new friends to a game of darts. Opponents include legendary rocker Meatloaf. “Meatloaf did a lot of gamesmanship,” Justin reveals. “There was a lot of dirty talking – he started talking about my mum to throw me off my game.” Justin’s first guest this week is Janice Dickinson. Often described as the world’s first supermodel, Janice began life as a fashion model in the 1970s, but has since opened her own agency, appeared on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ on both sides of the Atlantic, and tried her hand at writing, singing and acting. Throughout her varied career, Janice has gained notoriety for her boldness and brutal honesty. In typical style, Janice does not hold back as she joins Justin on the Rivoli sofa. Within five minutes of the interview, she has described Ant and Dec as “little people”, ridiculed Katie Price’s lips and confessed that she remained in the jungle on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ purely because she wanted the cash. “If you leave, you don’t get the money,” she reveals. After delving into his guest’s family life and tough upbringing, JLC opens Janice up to the audience for questions, allowing her to dispatch her unique brand of advice. Joining Justin next is the Pride of Bolton, WBA lightwelterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan. Since winning silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17, Amir has turned professional, changed weight divisions and won an impressive 22 of his 23 fights – 16 of which by way of knockout. On 15 May, King Khan makes his US debut with a title defence against Paulie Malignaggi at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “I’m going to break him down slowly,” Amir says of his forthcoming opponent. “I can see a late knockout.” Providing the music this week is Welsh singersongwriter Marina Diamandis, better known as Marina and the Diamonds. Her first album, The Family Jewels, was released earlier this year to critical acclaim and has seen her compared to such artists as Kate Bush and Lady Gaga. “Part Greek, part Welsh, all gorgeous,” says Justin as he welcomes Marina onto the stage. Elsewhere this week, actor and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ricky Whittle partakes in a game of darts, and JLC attempts to find love for one member of the audience.

Monday 3 May, 10:00pm on Five

Continuing on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. Joining JLC on the sofa this week is boxing world champion Amir Khan and model, reality TV star and notorious loudmouth Janice Dickinson. Elsewhere, Ricky Whittle throws a few arrows and music comes courtesy of Marina and the Diamonds. The Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. Each week, Justin interviews some of the most interesting and topical guests of the moment. There are also crowd-pleasing performances by pop, rock and theatre acts. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” As well as celebrity guests and lots of audience participation, each show promises fun, games and surprises. Every week, Justin challenges one of his new friends to a game of darts. Opponents include legendary rocker Meatloaf. “Meatloaf did a lot of gamesmanship,” Justin reveals. “There was a lot of dirty talking – he started talking about my mum to throw me off my game.” Justin’s first guest this week is Janice Dickinson. Often described as the world’s first supermodel, Janice began life as a fashion model in the 1970s, but has since opened her own agency, appeared on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ on both sides of the Atlantic, and tried her hand at writing, singing and acting. Throughout her varied career, Janice has gained notoriety for her boldness and brutal honesty. In typical style, Janice does not hold back as she joins Justin on the Rivoli sofa. Within five minutes of the interview, she has described Ant and Dec as “little people”, ridiculed Katie Price’s lips and confessed that she remained in the jungle on ‘I’m a Celebrity…’ purely because she wanted the cash. “If you leave, you don’t get the money,” she reveals. After delving into his guest’s family life and tough upbringing, JLC opens Janice up to the audience for questions, allowing her to dispatch her unique brand of advice. Joining Justin next is the Pride of Bolton, WBA lightwelterweight world boxing champion Amir Khan. Since winning silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics at the age of 17, Amir has turned professional, changed weight divisions and won an impressive 22 of his 23 fights – 16 of which by way of knockout. On 15 May, King Khan makes his US debut with a title defence against Paulie Malignaggi at New York’s Madison Square Garden. “I’m going to break him down slowly,” Amir says of his forthcoming opponent. “I can see a late knockout.” Providing the music this week is Welsh singersongwriter Marina Diamandis, better known as Marina and the Diamonds. Her first album, The Family Jewels, was released earlier this year to critical acclaim and has seen her compared to such artists as Kate Bush and Lady Gaga. “Part Greek, part Welsh, all gorgeous,” says Justin as he welcomes Marina onto the stage. Elsewhere this week, actor and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ star Ricky Whittle partakes in a game of darts, and JLC attempts to find love for one member of the audience.

Tuesday 27 April, 11:00pm on Fiver

Continuing on Five this week is the unique chat show hosted by one of the country’s favourite presenters. ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’ is an unashamedly feel-good hour of chat, music and fun filmed in front of a live audience at south London’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom. The famous Rivoli Ballroom in south London is the opulent setting for ‘Justin Lee Collins: Good Times’. As the backdrop for many a famous pop video, the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaretstyle night out. “It is a magnificent building. This show has the flavour of late-night cabaret because everything is plush velvet and original,” says Justin. “I wanted the show to feel like a circus – so I’m kind of like the ringmaster!” Each week, Justin interviews some of the most interesting and topical guests of the moment. There are also crowd-pleasing performances by pop, rock and theatre acts. Despite the 300-strong live audience in attendance for each event, the setting allows ‘Good Times’ to retain a real sense of intimacy. Justin explains how his proximity to the audience gives the show a unique feel. “We can reach out and touch each other,” he says. “It’s a very touchy show!” As well as celebrity guests and lots of audience participation, each show promises fun, games and surprises. Every week, Justin challenges one of his new friends to a game of darts. Opponents include legendary rocker Meatloaf. “Meatloaf did a lot of gamesmanship,” Justin reveals. “There was a lot of dirty talking – he started talking about my mum to throw me off my game.” Viewers should prepare to expect the unexpected from ‘Good Times’. Justin is even hoping that some of the ghosts rumoured to haunt the venue will put in an appearance. “I’m looking forward to meeting one or two of those,” he says. “Anything can happen in the Rivoli Ballroom – nothing is forbidden!”

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