Justin Lee Collins

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 19 April, 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. This week’s show features funnyman Jason Manford and Hollywood comedy legend Steve Carell.

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!”

This week’s action-packed show features a guest appearance by comedian Jason Manford. The Salford-born comic is a team captain on statistical panel show ‘8 out of 10 Cats’. His other TV appearances include ‘Live at the Apollo’ and ‘Tonightly’. A regular stand-up performer, Jason was nominated for the Perrier Award in 2005. Joining Justin for a game of darts this week is a bona fide comedy genius. Steve Carell is best known as Dunder Mifflin boss Michael Scott in the American version of ‘The Office’. His movie hits include ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’, ‘Get Smart’, ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ and ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’. Steve was also a regular contributor for many years on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart’. How will he cope at the oche alongside JLC?

Tuesday 13 April 2010 at 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. This week’s show features an interview with comedian Katy Brand, darts fun with Ewan McGregor and music from Paloma Faith.

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!”

This week’s action-packed show features special guest Katy Brand. Hot off the success of her hilarious ‘Let’s Dance for Sport Relief’ appearance, the exuberant comedian and actress is about to embark on ‘Katy Brand’s Big Ass Tour’, which translates her successful TV show to the stage. The tour kicks off in Brighton in April and runs until June.

Joining Justin for another knockabout game at the oche is Ewan McGregor, widely hailed as Scotland’s biggest movie star since Sean Connery. The former ‘Trainspotter’ and one-time Obi-Wan Kenobi will need all the Jedi powers at his disposal if he is to beat JLC in his own playpen. Along the way, Ewan may drop a few hints about his latest projects, including the critically acclaimed comedy ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’, which co-stars Jim Carrey. Providing musical support this week is Hackneyborn singer-songwriter Paloma Faith. Paloma’s first album, ‘Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?’, was released to much acclaim last year. Born to Spanish and British parents, Paloma has already chalked up a nice little sideline as an actress, with appearances in ‘St Trinian’s’ and Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus’. But it is Paloma’s undoubted singing prowess that will be wowing the crowd on this week’s show.

 

Monday 12 April 2010 at 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. This week’s show features an interview with comedian Katy Brand, darts fun with Ewan McGregor and music from Paloma Faith.

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!”

This week’s action-packed show features special guest Katy Brand. Hot off the success of her hilarious ‘Let’s Dance for Sport Relief’ appearance, the exuberant comedian and actress is about to embark on ‘Katy Brand’s Big Ass Tour’, which translates her successful TV show to the stage. The tour kicks off in Brighton in April and runs until June.

Joining Justin for another knockabout game at the oche is Ewan McGregor, widely hailed as Scotland’s biggest movie star since Sean Connery. The former ‘Trainspotter’ and one-time Obi-Wan Kenobi will need all the Jedi powers at his disposal if he is to beat JLC in his own playpen. Along the way, Ewan may drop a few hints about his latest projects, including the critically acclaimed comedy ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’, which co-stars Jim Carrey.

Providing musical support this week is Hackneyborn singer-songwriter Paloma Faith. Paloma’s first album, ‘Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?’, was released to much acclaim last year. Born to Spanish and British parents, Paloma has already chalked up a nice little sideline as an actress, with appearances in ‘St Trinian’s’ and Terry Gilliam’s ‘The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus’. But it is Paloma’s undoubted singing prowess that will be wowing the crowd on this week’s show.

 

This week 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. This week’s show features ‘Texas’ singer Sharleen Spiteri.

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 endless surprises. Every week, Justin challenges one of his new friends to a game of darts. Upcoming opponents include Meatloaf and Ewan McGregor. “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!”

This week, former ‘Texas’ singer Sharleen Spiteri chats to Justin about her new covers album.

 

Monday 5 April 2010 at 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. This week’s show features ‘Texas’ singer Sharleen Spiteri.

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 endless surprises. Every week, Justin challenges one of his new friends to a game of darts. Upcoming opponents include Meatloaf and Ewan McGregor. “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!”

This week, former ‘Texas’ singer Sharleen Spiteri chats to Justin about her new covers album.

 

Brand new to Five this week is a 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. Justin’s warmth and enthusiasm combine with the charm of the venue to give the show a modern cabaret feel.

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 – including Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ and Elton John’s ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues’ – the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaret-style 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 endless surprises. Every week, Justin challenges one of his new friends to a game of darts. Upcoming opponents include Meatloaf and Ewan McGregor. “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!”

 

From Saturday 27 March 2010

Brand new to Five this week is a 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. Justin’s warmth and enthusiasm combine with the charm of the venue to give the show a modern cabaret feel.

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 – including Tina Turner’s ‘Private Dancer’ and Elton John’s ‘I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues’ – the ballroom is the perfect venue for a glitzy cabaret-style 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
endless surprises. Every week, Justin challenges one of his new friends to a game of darts. Upcoming opponents include Meatloaf and Ewan McGregor. “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!”

Justin Lee Collins

Justin Lee Collins has signed a two-year deal to front a series of shows on Five. In fact, he’s going to become Five’s equivalent of Jonathan Ross, which effectively means he’ll be the face of the channel.

A very hairy, zany face.

Of course, you’ll know Justin Lee Collins from his stints on Channel 4’s The Friday/Sunday Night Project and ITV2’s The Justin Lee Collins Show as well as his various attempts to get people back together (like The A-Team) and looking exactly like Barkley from Sesame Street.

Now, he will head-up Five’s autumn season with a new primetime gameshow called Heads Or Tails as well as fronting a host of new entertainment and factual shows.

Invariably, every single one of them will be irritating and involve JLC gurning and mugging at the camera.

“Justin is undoubtedly a unique TV phenomenon who is equally at home in a big studio, out on location or being around the public or celebrities,” said Five’s channel controller Richard Woolfe. “He exudes warmth, passion and guarantees to put a smile on everyone’s face. He is indeed the new face of Five.”

Collins added: “I am thrilled to bits to be working exclusively with Five and to be making shows that I’m really passionate about.”

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