Spencer Jones

Spencer Jones

Prop comic Spencer Jones was nominated for the lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2017, the same year BBC One piloted his sitcom Mister Winner. Sometimes performing under the alter-ego The Herbert, Jones was also a runner-up in the NATY new act competition in 2015. He has also had a recurring role in Ben Elton's Shakespearean sitcom, Upstart Crow.
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BBC orders Spencer Jones sitcom

Mister Winner picked up for full series

BBC One has ordered a full series of Mister Winner, the sitcom starring Spencer Jones as an accident-prone dolt.

The commission of six episodes follows a successful pilot, which was broadcast as part of the Comedy Playhouse series  earlier this year.

Jones said: ‘The pilot episode was one of the best times I've ever had on set, so I cannot wait to get stuck in again with such a brilliant, funny, and talented group of actors. Thanks very much to the BBC for getting behind us, and championing a show we all hope people will laugh at and love.’

The pilot also starred Aimee-Ffion Edwards as his girlfriend Jemma and Shaun Williamson and Dorothy Atkinson as her parents.

Williamson said: ‘I am very excited to be part of the upcoming series of Mister Winner written by the brilliant Matt Morgan. We had had so much fun filming the pilot with so many talented people and I can’t wait to get stuck in to the series."

Executive producer Chris Sussman added: ‘Spencer is one of the funniest comedians around at the moment and absolutely belongs in a starring role on BBC One. After dropping him into a shark tank in the pilot, we’re really looking forward to throwing him into some more life-threatening situations for the series.’

BBC head of comedy commissioning Shane Allen added: ‘We’re keen to bring Spencer's terrific talents to a wide audience on BBC One and in writer Matt Morgan there is great ambition to land a broad appeal comedy with heart, physical set pieces and lots of accidents. Audiences seem to really enjoy watching people have accidents.’

The new episodes will air sometime next year. Here is our review of the pilot.

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Published: 27 Dec 2017

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