Jack Whitehall: Training Days is coming to YouTube | Release date and guest stars announced

Jack Whitehall: Training Days is coming to YouTube

Release date and guest stars announced

YouTube has announced the launch date for Jack Whitehall: Training Days, the first original content the streaming service has commissioned in Europe.

The show – which involves the comedian on adventures various world-class footballers –  will launch on Whitehall’s YouTube channel at 6pm on May 9.

Episodes will feature Jack undertaking disastrous driving lessons with José Mourinho, visiting a haunted house with Dele Alli, play Bavarian bar games with Thomas Müller, shooting a perfume ad with Radamel Falcao, turning  Gareth Bale into a waxwork, going undercover on Britain’s Got Talent auditions with Kyle Walker  and taking on an extreme hot wing challenge with Raheem Sterling and rapper Big Narstie. 

Whitehall said: ‘One of the great things about comedy is getting out of your comfort zone, so I certainly made it my job to get these football stars out of theirs. 

‘It's been great working with them on Training Days and showing fans a different side to them. Filming this series has been a great warm-up to the World Cup.’

The series also features some of the YouTube’s most popular UK-based creators – Joe Sugg, Manny, Joe Wicks and The F2 Freestylers.

Six episodes will be released on a weekly schedule, with ‘mini-episode’ features put out between them.

Training Days has been made with Fulwell73, the production company where Whitehall’s League Of Their Own colleague James Corden is a partner.

YouTube executive Luke Hyams said the Google-owned chose the UK to make their first  original programming in Europe ‘because we see that it’s a dynamic and incredible creative hub and has the second highest consumption of football-related content on YouTube anywhere in the world, after the US.’

The full list of guests taking part in the series is Alvaro Morata, AnEsonGib, Benjamin Mendy, Big Narstie, Caspar Lee, Cesc Fàbregas, ComedyShortsGamer, Dele Alli, Gareth Bale, Héctor Bellerín, Helen Anderson, Jan Vertonghen, Jérôme Boateng, Joe Sugg, Joe Wicks, José Mourinho, Kyle Walker, Lucas Moura, Manny, Mario Götze, Maya Jama, Mousa Dembélé, Peter Schmeichel, Kasper Schmeichel, Radamel Falcao, Raheem Sterling, Richard ‘Rip’ Hamilton, Roman Kemp, Saffron Barker, Son Heung-Min, The F2 Freestylers, Thomas Müller and Tim Cahill.

Published: 26 Apr 2018

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