David Walliams to launch brand new TV series for ITV

Gemma Strong

ITV have announced the launch of a brand new TV entertainment series in 2017 titled The Nightly Show. The daily 30-minute programme will be on five days a week for eight weeks, and will feature a different celebrity host each week – with David Walliams first in the hot seat.

According to the broadcaster, The Nightly Show will feature a mixture of monologues, studio games, celebrity guests, experts and VTs, and comedian David has said he is "thrilled to be the first host". The Nightly Show will be recorded 'as live' every day at 6pm, and will air on ITV at 10pm each night.


David Walliams first host of ITV's The Nightly Show

David Walliams will be the first celebrity host of The Nightly Show

Peter Davey, ITV's Head of Comedy Entertainment, told HELLO! Online in a statement: "We're really excited about launching this bold new show, and delighted that David will kick off what will be an eight week entertainment treat for viewers."

Second Act Production added: "We're thrilled that David has agreed to kick off the series by hosting week one of The Nightly Show. He's a major talent and will set the tone of what we hope will be a very exciting series."

The comedian's comedy show Walliams & Friend launches on 25 November

David is currently preparing for a very busy festive season. He is due to host a Christmas special of the gameshow Blankety Blank, and on Friday 25 November will launch the new series of his own new comedy show, Walliams & Friend. Each week, David will perform a medley of sketches with one other famous face – plus a supporting cast – in front of a live studio audience.

The friends for the first series are Jack Whitehall, Harry Enfield, Meera Syal, Sheridan Smith and Miranda Richardson. Hugh Bonneville, meanwhile, will appear in the show's Christmas special next month.

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