Aire’s JK and Joel back on TV
Radio Aire's breakfast team JK and Joel are to present a new 10-part series for CBBC where kids take control of a celebrity for the day.
The duo – 'real' names Jason King and Joel Ross – are no strangers to children's television, having previously hosted the popular Hider In The House celebrity reality show.
The new programme – called Remote Control Star – will air from early next year and through hidden camera filming we're told it'll allow three children to "indulge their fantasy of making an adult comply with their every command" and "capture the increasing discomfort of the celebrity and bewilderment of the members of the public."
It'll be made by Cineflix Productions and it's reported celebs already lined up for the series include stars from the worlds of soaps, reality shows and Saturday night entertainment.
Cineflix creative director Rob Carey said: "We are thrilled to be producing another exciting new show for CBBC. We can't wait to see what happens when a group of 10- to 14-year-old CBBC viewers take control of some of the biggest names in entertainment – it's going to be lots of fun. We are also looking forward to rolling out the format globally."
Prior to joining Radio Aire on breakfast last summer, JK and Joel became household names after appearing on Radio 1 (including the chart show and early breakfast) and various kids TV shows. Before that they were on Viking and Key 103 and started out on telly with BBC Three's Pure Soap and on Granada's Men and Motors channel.