Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont are hosting a Christmas getaway for some of their closest friends. In Jon & Lucy’s Christmas Sleepover, a one-off seasonal special made by Ranga Bee Productions, Jon and Lucy are joined by comedy pals to eat, drink and get very merry during a night away from the post-Christmas, pre-New Year lull as they look back at the year gone by.
Joining Jon and Lucy for this rollicking knees-up are Roisin Conaty, Romesh Ranganathan and Rob Beckett. There’ll also be a few surprise guests along the way as the gang reflect on the highs and lows of 2021 and enjoy a boozy festive feast guaranteed to lead to misbehaving and chaos.
Jon Richardson says: “The producers of this show are guaranteeing that it will end up in chaos, obviously I will be there to make sure they are proved wrong. I don’t get asked to write the press release so let me take this opportunity to tell you that this festive spectacular will start and end on time and contain an appropriate amount of fun given the year we’ve had and the certainty that next year will be worse."
Lucy Beaumont adds: “I am so looking forward to being paid to hang out with old friends...and Jon. I shall be mostly slipping generous size cocktails and blocking out the resentment and negativity that Jon pretends he puts 'on ice' for the festive period. If the night is anything like the parties we throw at home, we peak at awkward conversation at about 8.30pm. Jon will go missing at 9pm and come down in some sort of weird nightwear and slippers and the guests will have gone half an hour later.”
Benjamin Green, co-founder of Ranga Bee Productions, says: "It is such a pleasure to work with Jon and Lucy and help them turn an end of year review show into a piss up with their mates."
Phil Harris, Channel 4’s Head of Entertainment and Events, comments: “We are delighted to be working on our first commission with Romesh and Ben at Rangabee, on a brilliant festive show that mixes comedy review and reality in one country house getaway.”
Jon & Lucy’s Christmas Sleepover is a silly 1x60’ Yuletide gift to help us laugh off 2021. It was commissioned for Channel 4 by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events, and Genna Gibson, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment. It is produced by Ranga Bee Productions and the executive producers are Benjamin Green and Romesh Ranganathan. The show is series produced by Aoife Bower and directed by Mus Mustafa.