After commissioning a not-for-broadcast pilot earlier this year, Channel 4 has picked up factual entertainment format Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back to series with a six episode order.
Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back sees Lycett helping out the British public with all their consumer complaints. The series will cover a range of consumer gripes, feature stories relating to consumer issues and go undercover in Joe‘s quest for consumer justice.
“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. “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 original pilot also featured consumer expert Katie Morley and tech expert Mark Silcox in the studio. It is not immediately clear if they will be taking part in the full series. Jo Lycett’s Got Your Back. The series was commissioned for Channel 4 by Factual Entertainment Commissioning Editor Sarah Lazenby. It is being produced by Rumpus Media and My Options Were Ltd. 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”, commented Channel 4’s Sarah Lazenby. “His infamous tirades against petty injustices are totally on point and we’re delighted that following a hugely successful pilot we are commissioning a series of his uniquely authored consumer show for Channel 4”.
While Emily Hudd added: “Joe has a rare gift in that he manages to make complaining funny, charming and ultimately effective. He’s outraged by injustice and has an indefatigable appetite for fighting the good fight on behalf of the British public until he gets genuine results. We can’t wait for him to channel that mischievous tenacity into this series which we’re delighted to be making for Channel 4.”