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Channel 5 takes weekend breaks with ‘MasterChef’ presenter Gregg Wallace

MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace is linking with Rumpus Media for a four-part travelogue series for Channel 5. The Viacom-owned broadcaster has handed a 4 x 60-minute order to Weekend Breaks With Gregg Wallace (working title), which will find the presenter travelling to different European cities for weekends away. The series will find Wallace in the likes […]

Fremantle Australia, Keshet Int’l strike formats deal

Fremantle Australia has struck a first-look deal with Keshet International, giving them access to the Israeli distributor’s non-scripted formats catalogue for Australia and New Zealand. The deal is the first of its kind between Keshet International and Fremantle, and covers rights to KI’s unscripted formats catalogue, which includes TBI MIPCOM Hot Pick Showdown – Aviv/Eyal, […]

BBC Worldwide Showcase: entertainment and formats in the spotlight

Formats are taking centre stage at BBC Worldwide Showcase this year. Tracy Forsyth and Sumi Connock talk about this year’s line-up. “This is our year,” says Tracy Forsyth, director of factual entertainment and entertainment at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. “We have a smorgasboard of Saturday night shows, and there’s always demand […]

Geordie Shore star in TLC reality travel show

The UK feed of Discovery’s TLC channel has commissioned a 4x60mins reality series in which a Geordie Shore star will immerse herself in extreme cultures. The show, currently untitled, will follow Charlotte Crosby as she swaps her partying lifestyle to live with four extraordinary groups, beginning with the Furisode ladies of Tokyo, who follow the […]