Channel 4 has handed out a pilot order to Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, a factual entertainment format that will see the comedian helping out the British public with all their consumer complaints.
Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back will cover a range of consumer gripes, feature stories relating to consumer issues and go undercover in Joe‘s quest for consumer justice. In addition to Lycett, the show will feature consumer expert Katie Morley and tech expert Mark Silcox in the studio.
“Having spent most of my life sending arsey emails to companies and local councils it is a great treat to now have an amazing crack team to escalate my consumer rights fight and needlessly waste corporate time”, Joe Lycett said in a statement. “If you’ve been scammed, messed about by a company, or just want to contest a parking fine, then worry not: I’ve got your back.”
The pilot was commissioned for Channel 4 by Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor Sarah Lazenby. Is is being produced by independent production company Rumpus Media. Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush, joint Managing Directors of Rumpus Media, will serve as the executive producers. “Joe Lycett is a rare talent, who manages to publically lampoon everyone from parking wardens to Donald Trump with wit, warmth and utter charm”, Lazenby said. “His infamous tirades against petty injustices are totally on point and we’re delighted to be piloting his uniquely authored consumer show for Channel 4.”