'CBBC's answer to Mock The Week' | Iain Stirling to host new panel show

'CBBC's answer to Mock The Week'

Iain Stirling to host new panel show

Iain Stirling is to present a new comedy panel show for children, described as ‘CBBC’s answer to Mock the Week’.

The Dog Ate My Homework is a school-based show with two teams of comedians, celebrity guests and a junior tackling ‘off-the-wall questions, nonsensical studio games, and slapstick challenges’.

Stirling left his regular presenting job in the CBBC office earlier this year to concentrate on his stand-up, but at the time said the had more unspecified projects for the children’s channel in the pipeline.

He was nominated for a children’s Bafta in 2010 alongside puppeteer Phil Fletcher, the man behind his sidekick Hacker the Dog. He has also presented the CBBC programmes Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic, 12 Again and All Over The Place.

Six episodes of The Dog Ate My Homework are to be recorded in front of a studio audience in Glasgow from later this month. See our free tickets page if you wish to see it being recorded – but be warned, most tapings take place at the impossibly early time of 8.30am,

The show was ordered by Cheryl Taylor after a successful pilot. Taylor last year became controller of CBBC – whose target audience is six to 12-year-olds – after being a commissioner at BBC comedy.

Published: 9 Sep 2013

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