The Chicken Connoisseur wings his way to Channel 4

Elijah Quashie, aka internet sensation Chicken Connoisseur, will front a brand new show for Channel 4 airing later this year. In The Peng Life (w/t), Elijah and some special guests, will be finding out if it is pennies or pounds that will get you the best things in life.

Elijah will be hunting down the most-wanted things his city has to offer and he’ll sample them at two different price points – street and elite level. From food to fashion, he’ll be sorting the superior from the sub-par and giving his adjudication on which tested items are deserving of being titled The Pengest. He’ll also meet up with some celebs to review some stuff and to find out what the pengest luxuries are in their life.

Elijah comments: “On YouTube I do the chicken ting, but now on Channel 4 I'm reviewing everything! The cheapest stuff to the most expensive stuff. Basically the deadest stuff you'll ever find to the most expensive, baller status stuff. I’ll see if it’s worth the moolah. Hold tight”.

The 1 x 30 programme is produced by Renowned Films under executive producer Max Welch. Kelly Webb Lamb, head of Factual Entertainment and Becky Cadman, Factual Entertainment Commissioner oversee the series for Channel 4.

Becky Cadman commented: “We’re here to develop ideas with exciting, raw British talent and Elijah has shown these qualities in bucketloads. We could not pass on the chance to bring his captivating presence to TV.”

Max Welch, Executive Producer added: “Since we started Renowned Films, we’ve produced shows with some really gifted content creators, both in front of and behind the camera. Elijah’s no exception and we’re really excited to be working with him alongside Channel 4 on his first TV show.”


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