Joe Lycett is set to host a ‘TFI Friday’-style show on Channel 4.

Joe Lycett is set to host a ‘TFI Friday’-style show on Channel 4

Joe Lycett is set to host a ‘TFI Friday’-style show on Channel 4

The 34-year-old comic has recently made a name for himself tackling David Beckham for working in Qatar and Shell for its claims it is pursuing a green agenda, but is now said to have a series in the works that will lift elements from the Chris Evans-fronted 1990s hit.

The new live show will be co-produced by Rumpus Media and My Options Were Limited, and Joe said: “I’m absolutely psyched and naturally very nervous about hosting a weekly live show from Birmingham.

“It has been a dream of mine for many years and I look forward to some (controlled) late-night chaos.”

The show is due to start in the spring and creators say it will be “funny, silly and explicitly Joe Lycett”.

The Sun reported on Friday (10.02.23) the new series will have “more than a whiff” of ‘TFI Friday’.

It added the series will have a waterfront setting of the canals in Joe’s native Birmingham, and also like ‘TFI’ – filmed on the banks of the River Thames in London – it will be centred around celebrity guests and a live audience.

A TV source told the newspaper: “Channel 4 bosses were impressed with his ‘Big Pride Party’, which aired last year and earned him a National Comedy Award nomination.

“This feels like a continuation of that vibe and has more than a bit of a whiff of ‘TFI Friday’ about it.

“The difference here is that there’ll be more of a focus on ‘inclusion’ and as well as famous faces, Joe will welcome a few local heroes as well.”

Last summer, Chris Evans, 56, claimed he was bringing back ‘TFI Friday’, which ran from 1996 to 2000 before a brief return for a series in 2015, but suggested it would go online because there was no longer any “need” for it to have a home on television.

According to the Daily Mirror, he has now said doing “radio in the a.m.” in the form of his Virgin Radio breakfast show is his “limit” as “family time is everything” to him.

But Joe has spent his time packing his broadcasting scheduling.

Since he quit hosting BBC One’s ‘Great British Sewing Bee’ in 2021, Joe has been making shows for Channel 4, including ‘Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back’ and ‘Joe Lycett Vs the Oil Giant’ in which he tackled Shell’s green claims.