Bill Bailey is to front a six-part ITV series about baboons.
He will track several colonies living around Cape Town for the prime-time half-hour programmes, showing how the animals live in urban areas.
It is not the first wildlife documentary that Bailey, a keen conservationist, has fronted, having hosted a Birdwatching Bonanza for Sky last year.
Baboons With Bill Bailey is one of a raft of celebrity-led shows being commissioned by ITV, including Ronnie Corbettís Coemedy Tout Of Britain and Jeremy Kyle fronting a six-part Military Driving School.
The series is expected to air later this year.