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UKTV orders Sally Phillips original My Favourite Sketch

UKTV has ordered an original sketch comedy series from Sally Phillips (Bridget Jones’s Diary) for its comedy channel Gold.

The series will be hosted by Phillips (pictured), who will invite a new comedy star in each episode to discuss sketches in the last 70 years of comedy. It will air later this year.

The full guest line up will include Brit comedy favourites such as Jessica Hynes, Jason Manford, Bob Mortimer, Sue Perkins, Johnny Vegas and Paul Whitehouse.

My Favourite Sketch is being produced by Potato, part of ITV Studios, from an original idea devised by Mor or Les Productions. It is Potato’s first commission for UKTV.

Gerald Casey, Gold channel director, said: “This is a fantastic combination of great show concept, phenomenal star guests and an absolutely brilliant host in the wonderful Sally Phillips.

“We are really looking forward to sharing the hilarious results of each guest’s journey through their favourite sketches with Gold viewers.”

Michael Kelpie, managing director of Potato, said: “My Favourite Sketch is a real passion project for us and we’re absolutely thrilled to be working with the team at UKTV for the first time.”