A show for TV lovers is starting daily on the BBC at the end of the month, presented by Heart’s Emma Bunton, BBC Radio 2’s Sara Cox and Classic FM Aled Jones, along with Radio 4 regular Rufus Hound.
The show will air Monday to Friday live on BBC Two at 6.30pm and will inform viewers about what’s on the TV.
Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC Daytime & Early-Peak, says: “This is an exciting opportunity to bring a live magazine show all about TV to early evenings on BBC Two. Viewers will find out what to watch that night, whilst enjoying themselves immensely in the capable hands of our presenters, roving reporters and the production team behind Strictly: It Takes Two.”
Emma Bunton: “I’m super excited about Too Much TV. If I wasn’t hosting this show I would 100 per cent be tuning in every day. It’s right up my street as I’m obsessed with all things telly!”
Sara Cox: “I’m really excited to be working with two of the hottest blondes in showbiz – Rufus & Aled. Plus I get to job-share with an actual spice girl! TMTV is going to have a poke around in last night’s telly for any treats you may have missed and will give you heads up on what to watch on your telly box every night.
“It’s also very exciting that I’ll be able to commandeer the remote control at home, gawp at loads of TV, and claim it’s for work.”
Rufus Hound: “With the premise of the show being that there’s ‘Too Much TV’, it may be hard to see how making more of it is going to help. And yet, I’m assured by the BBC’s very top scientists that it definitely will. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if they’re right or not. For my part, I shall be spending my wages on trying to fix the garden.”
Aled Jones: “I’m always being told I watch too much TV so this is the perfect series for me to present with my three old mates Emma, Sara and Rufus! I’m sure even I’ll discover some hidden gems I’ve never watched!”
Too Much TV is a 30×25 commission for BBC Two produced by BBC Entertainment for 6.30pm. The series was commissioned by Dan McGolpin, Controller of BBC Daytime & Early-Peak, and Alex McLeod, BBC Daytime Commissioning Editor. The executive producer is Leon Wilde.