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David Walliams to be first host of ITV's new The Nightly Show

Published 24/11/2016

David Walliams will kick off the series by fronting the programme for its first week on air
David Walliams will kick off the series by fronting the programme for its first week on air

David Walliams will be the first host of a brand new ITV nightly entertainment show, which will feature a different celebrity presenter each week.

Comedian Walliams will kick off the series by fronting the programme for its first week on air and will be succeeded by a string of other famous names yet to be announced.

The 30-minute episodes will be broadcast five nights a week at 10pm for an eight-week run and will be recorded as live at 6pm the same day at a central London location.

Walliams said: "I am thrilled to be the first host for this brand new show for ITV."

The Nightly Show will include topical monologue, studio games, celebrity guests and experts on various subjects.

ITV's head of comedy entertainment Peter Davey said: "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 Productions, which will produce the series, said: "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 Nightly Show is set to debut in 2017.

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