Strictly’s Bill Bailey says he was left out of Never Mind The Buzzcocks reboot

Strictly’s Bill Bailey says he was left out of Never Mind The Buzzcocks reboot

09/08/2021

Strictly star Bill Bailey has said he was snubbed by the Never Mind The Buzzcocks reboot, with him not hearing about the return of the show.

Bill stated he didn't get the call to return to the show, despite being a team captain on the show for six years.

In July, it was announced that the beloved comedy series was being rebooted on channel Sky and NOW.

But this time, Noel Fielding and This Country’s Daisy May Cooper will be serving as the new team captains.

But just like fellow Buzzcocks alum Simon Amstell, Strictly Come Dancing 2020 winner Bill was also left out of the new reboot.

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When asked whether he’d been offered to return by Radio Times, the comedian said: "No, I wasn’t. Or maybe I was and I missed the email! Perhaps I was learning the Charleston that week."

He continued: "I guess they want a new intake. I don’t mind. I did more than 100 shows, so I think I got my fix of Buzzcocks."

The new series of the programme will be hosted by The Inbetweeners star Greg Davies, with stand-up comedian Jamali Maddix starring as a regular guest.

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The show is known for having a diverse range of celebrity guests but these famous faces are yet to be revealed.

On top of the new episodes, which will consist of eight episodes, fans will also be treated to a Christmas special.

Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, Phil Edgar-Jones spoke of the show and described it as "one of those truly iconic shows", adding show the return brings "a buzz and a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere."

Kate Edmunds, Director of Programmes for Talkback, also added: "We’re over the moon that Sky has made the very wise decision to reboot our beloved Buzzcocks.

"Musicians, stand down, we hear your deafening cries for some long-overdue attention."

Buzzcocks originally aired between 1996 and 2015 and back then was first fronted by Mark Lamarr, then by Amstell, and later by a number of guest hosts, including Rhod Gilbert hosting the final series.

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