Claudia Winkleman presents Do The Right Thing

Claudia Winkleman presents Do The Right Thing

Strictly host fronts pilot for Channel 4

Claudia Winkleman was revealed as host of the Do The Right Thing television pilot last night.

The Strictly Come Dancing presenter was joined by creator Danielle Ward as a sidekick on the non-broadcast Channel 4 recording

And the teams comprised Bridget Christie, Sara Pascoe, Richard Ayoade, Joe Lycett, and regular captains Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith .

Cabourn-Smith runs the @MenToWomen twitter account tracking the ratio of men to women on television programmes and films, and the pilot defied the conventional male bias of panel show guests.

Ward tweeted: 'If I achieve nothing else in my career, my panel show pilot had 5 women on it. Fuck yeah.'

The Do The Right Thing format asks the teams what they would do in real-life situations, from survival tips such as being attacked by wolves to taking a bullet, through to agony aunt-style relationship advice and trying to guess how an expert such as a butler or police officer would handle a dilemma in their job.

It piloted in 2011 and has run for six series as a podcast, all available here, with guests including Al Murray,  Sarah MillicanDave Gorman and Jason Manford.

When Taskmaster and Go 8 Bit have moved from live shows to the Dave TV channel, they drafted in Greg Davies and Dara O Briain as hosts, but kept respective originators Alex Horne and Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon on as a sidekick and team captains.

The pilot was filmed in front of a live audience at the Hospital Club in London.

- by Jay Richardson

Posted: 10 Nov 2016

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