Joe Lycett's Got Your Back in new Channel 4 pilot
Channel 4 has commissioned a pilot, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, from Rumpus Media with comedian Joe Lycett dishing out a hilarious dose of consumer justice on behalf of the people of the UK.
Known for his epic escalating battles with officials as he lodges complaints and talks his way out of almost anything, including his now infamous parking fine, Joe Lycett is turning his hand to helping out the great British public with all their consumer complaints.
Consumer expert Katie Morley and tech expert Mark Silcox will join Joe in the studio. While secret weapon, Ninette, will be out and about “testing” a range of advertising claims.
The show will cover a range of consumer gripes, feature stories relating to consumer issues and go undercover in Joe ‘s quest for consumer justice.
Joe said: “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. 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, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, was commissioned by Factual Entertainment commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby and will be made by Rumpus Media with executive producers Emily Hudd and Iain Wimbush.
Sarah Lazenby said: “Joe Lycett is a rare talent, who manages to publically lampoon everyone from parking wardens to Donald Trump with wit, warmth and utter charm. 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.”
Emily Hudd, Joint Managing Director, Rumpus Media added: “Joe is so tenacious he would probably be fighting the good fight on behalf of the British public whether we were making a show or not. He’s a brilliant talent and we’re thrilled to be working with him and Channel 4 on this project.”