Katherine Ryan joins Your Face Or Mine
Co-hosting with Jimmy Carr
Katherine Ryan is to be the co-host of Comedy Central’s revival of Your Face Or Mine.
The decade-old game show is being resurrected for two series this spring, with original host Jimmy Carr.
Executives hope its premise – that couples are forced to compare their looks with other people’s and each other – will resonate in a time of Twitter.
Ryan said: ‘Jimmy Carr and I have a shared understanding that you've got to be cruel to be kind. I am elated to be joining Jimmy on Your Face Or Mine for Comedy Central. They were wise to bring on one of the country's humblest and most stunning women to guide couples in judging each other's looks.’
The Canadian-born comic is becoming an increasingly familiar face on TV, with a six-part series How’d You Get So Rich? due to air on Channel 4 in March following appearances on the likes of Taskmaster, Bring The Noise, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Have I Got News For You.
She will also become only the second British-based comedian to have a worldwide Netflix original comedy special when her stand-up show In Trouble, launches on Valentine’s Day.
Comedy Central’s Louise Holmes said: ‘I have been a massive fan of Katherine’s for years and I am absolutely delighted she is joining the Comedy Central team to co-host the revival of Your Face or Mine.
‘Katherine’s razor sharp wit alongside Jimmy’s impeccable comedic timing make them the perfect presenting duo for a game that will test even the nation’s strongest couples.’
The show originally ran in 2002 and 2003, and is being revived by production company Talkback, which starts shooting the 22 new half-hour episodes soon.
Posted: 1 Feb 2017