Channel 4 Sets ‘The Really Really Rude Puppet Show’ With Mel Giedroyc

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Former “The Great British Bake-Off” host Mel Giedroyc is set to present a raunchy new show for Channel 4 featuring celebrities and puppets.

In each 30-minute episode of “The Really Really Rude Puppet Show,” Giedroyc will invite a different celebrity to read some erotic fan fiction written by viewers in which the celebrity is the protagonist – Giedroyc and her guest will then act out and voice the entire story with puppets.

“This is going to be a celebration of erotic fan fiction. With puppets,” Giedroyc said in a statement. “Imagine a world where Jackie Collins meets Thunderbirds. I’m so looking forward to a trip to Love Island… via Tracy Island.”

The show has been given a six episode order for Channel 4 and All 4 by senior commissioning editor for factual entertainment Vivienne Molokwu. Banijay U.K.-owned RDF Television will produce while Maia Liddell, head of popular factual, will serve as exec producer and Toby Brack as series producer. Banijay Rights will handle international distribution.

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