Mel Giedroyc to front The Really Really Rude Puppet Show | Channel 4 series based on erotic fan fiction

Mel Giedroyc to front The Really Really Rude Puppet Show

Channel 4 series based on erotic fan fiction

Channel 4 has commissioned a new comedy entertainment series in which celebrities will read steamy fan fiction acted out by a cast of lookalike puppets.

Mel Giedroyc will front The Really Really Rude Puppet Show, with a different guest celebrity each episode read an erotic piece of creative writing where thy are the lead protagonist.

The pair will also provide all the voices for the story as the puppet avatars ‘encounter romance, scandal, mystery, intrigue, and farce’.

Giedroyc said: ‘This is going to be a celebration of erotic fan fiction. With puppets. Imagine a world where Jackie Collins meets Thunderbirds. I’m so looking forward to a trip to Love Island... via Tracy Island.’

Fan fiction used in the six half-hour episodes, which will air later this year,  will be polished by professional script editors.

The Really Really Rude Puppet Show – which is still a working title – was ordered by commissioning editor Vivienne Molokwu, who said: ‘I’m very much looking forward to steamy storytime with Mel, a gang of celeb mates and a bunch of lookalike puppets. This is a very Channel 4 way of encouraging creative writing, where artistic self-expression will be encouraged. We may well unearth the next E.L. James in the process, which has got to be a good thing.’

Maia Liddell, the executive producer for  programme-makers called it ‘a passion project four years in the making’ and added: ‘We’re really excited to be delving into the creative, intriguing and erotic world of fan fiction writing. We couldn’t have a more perfect host in Mel to take the guests, and us, on these thrilling adventures.’

Geidroyc will next week be filming the third series of her Dave show Unforgivable with sidekick Lou Sanders and guests including Craig Revel Horwood,  Dermot O’Leary, Jonathan Ross,  Charlotte Church, Gregg Wallace and Guz Khan. Free audience tickets

Published: 24 Jun 2022

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