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BBC commissions two shows with Jack Whitehall

BBC commissions two shows with Jack Whitehall
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The BBC announces two new shows fronted by comedian Jack Whitehall.

The BBC has ordered two new entertainment shows fronted by comedian Jack Whitehall to air during the coronavirus lockdown.

The first, Jack Whitehall's Father's Day, is a one-off special airing in June and will see Jack visit his dad Michael's front garden for a socially-distanced trip down memory lane.

Jack Whitehall's Sporting Nation, meanwhile, is a six-part series looking back at the UK's proudest sporting achievements over the years.

"The British public has lost over a hundred hours of sport this summer with the Olympics, Euro 2020 and Wimbledon being wiped off the schedule," said Whitehall.

"So we thought 'what do people need in this barren summer?' and we came up with this. I've worked with some of the country's most talented sports journalists to create six compendiums of British sport. From Super Saturday to super overs this will be pure unadulterated nostalgia!"

The BBC has previously outlined plans to rebroadcast key moments from the London 2012 Olympics this summer in lieu of Tokyo 2020.

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