Mo Gilligan

Mo Gilligan

Mo Gilligan became a breakout star through his online videos, notably with his 'Coupla Cans' catchphrase. It led to his own late-night Channel 4 show as well as being a sidekick on The Big Narstie show with the same broadcaster. Originally performing as 'Mo The Comedian', he started in comedy in 2007 and was a finalist in the Laughing Horse new act of the year 2013.
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The Big Breakfast to return

Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu to host four more shows for C4

Channel 4 has ordered a full series of The Big Breakfast with Mo Gilligan and AJ Odudu following a one-off revival last year.

The show will return for four Saturday mornings this August, each broadcast live over two and a half hours.

After almost 20 years off screen, the format was reprised last September as part of the broadcaster’s Black to Front Project, winning an RTS award.

Gilligan said: ‘I love being part of this incredible history making show. The whole team are so spectacular, and I have so much fun working with AJ - she’s one of the best in the business. And now a live summer series? Let’s go!’ 

Channel 4’s head of entertainment and events, Phil Harris, said: ‘Mo and AJ both have their own big primetime entertainment shows on Channel 4 with The Lateish Show and The Bridge, so it’s really exciting to be able to harness their combined power and brilliant chemistry to smash into the morning schedules once again.’

And senior commissioning editor Vivienne Molokwu added: ‘I genuinely believe that the Black To Front Project unearthed one  of the best presenting double acts that telly has seen in sometime in bringing Mo and AJ together for The Big Breakfast so it’s absolutely no surprise that we’re reuniting them for more early-morning madness and making them a regular staple of our summer schedule.’ 

The programme is made by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios.

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Published: 26 May 2022

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