Joe Lycett turns political interviewer? | Comic in conversation with his MP pal at Edinburgh TV festival © Channel 4

Joe Lycett turns political interviewer?

Comic in conversation with his MP pal at Edinburgh TV festival

 Joe Lycett is to interview his friend, the Labour MP Jess Phillips, at this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, it was announced today.

Phillips, won Celebrity Bake Off in March, and made headlines this month for taking her ten-year-old son to do his homework on the front step of 10 Downing Street, to highlight the problems caused by an increasing number of schools closing early.

They will cover her campaign for TV to represent the whole of the UK, why there isn’t enough political satire on screen and the difference she thinks female political correspondents, including Laura Kuenssberg are making.

Lycett said: ‘Jess thinks I'm going to go easy on her because we're friends, but nothing could ‘ further from the truth. I'm going to go easy on her because I am a coward."

The session will take place on August 21.

Published: 17 Jul 2019

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