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Yahoo! orders Boris Johnson spoof from Warner Bros’ Yalli

Yahoo! UK has ordered a new five-part original series Boris Johnson’s Guide to London.

The spoof will feature comedy actor Marek Larwood, from Yalli Productions’ BBC Three series Impractical Jokers, playing London mayor Boris Johnson as he embarks on an alternative tour of the English capital.

It was ordered by Dan Watt-Smith, Yahoo! UK head of video and will be made by UK producer Yalli, which is part of Warner Bros-owned Shed Media group.

“Marek is a unique comic performer and so we are thrilled to be making this series with Yahoo! UK. The internet has given comedy a new lease of life, and we hope this will be the first of many online commissions”, Yalli creative director and the show’s executive producer Bert Gray said.