E4 has commissioned Thames, part of Fremantle, to create a brand-new series looking at the world of celebrities and social media: welcome to Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials W/T. The 10-part series (8x45’ and 2x60’) will see funny man Rob Beckett diving head-first into a pool of social media’s most topical, hilarious and outrageous content, all while offering the most savage commentary on TV.
Each episode will see viewers taken on a fast-paced joyride through Rob’s ‘savage feed’, a catalogue of the latest memes, digital blunders and celebrity socials from the previous week. Any celebs who think their embarrassing Snapchats and Instagram stories are a thing of the past better think again, as Rob takes on the most hilariously banal and attention seeking content you missed from the last week.
An initial eight weekly episodes will be followed by two one-hour end of year specials, featuring the same cheeky, irrepressible audacity.
With up-to-the-minute topical posts and a fresh perspective on our online interactions, Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials W/T is a comedy show for now, that is sure to grab your attention and get you looking up from your phone… for half an hour at least.
Rob Beckett said: “I'm absolutely buzzing that Savage Socials has been commissioned for E4. Social media is one of the best and worst things to happen to humanity and it’s about time there was a show that rinsed the good, the bad and the celebrity. After seven series taking the mick out of famous people on dates on Celebs Go Dating and over 334 hours in the voice over booth (actual amount of hours. Yes really. 14 days. Yes really) I think I’m fully qualified to rinse celebs and anyone or anything on social media. I can’t wait.”
Jonny Rothery, Commissioning Editor for E4 commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Rob on another project for E4. Celebrity social media posts are often a cultural barometer but more often worthy of a good ribbing. So under Rob’s guidance, we’re looking forward to keeping up with the week’s news whilst having a laugh at the more unfortunate posts out there.”
Phil Harris, Creative Director of Thames added: “Rob has had several years of training teasing stars on Celebs Go dating, so we at Thames are excited to build on that success with a truly topical takedown of the silly world of social media.”
Rob Beckett’s Savage Socials W/T is produced by Thames (part of Fremantle in the UK) for E4 and will be Executive Produced by Phil Harris. It was commissioned by Jonny Rothery, commissioning editor for E4.
Thames (part of Fremantle)
Thames is the entertainment label of Fremantle in the UK. Thames is Britain’s leading producer of quality entertainment TV and is home to the UK’s biggest and best entertainment programmes.
Currently on air and in production:
Take Me Out (ITV), Eating With My Ex (BBC Three), The X Factor (ITV), Britain’s Got Talent The Champions (ITV), The Greatest Dancer (BBC One), Blockbusters (Comedy Central), Supermarket Sweep (ITV2)
Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries.
We produce in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programmes a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. We are also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.
We are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.