20th July 2023
UKTV has today announced the celebrity line-up for series four of Dave's BAFTA-winning entertainment series Big Zuu's Big Eats. The upcoming series will see Big Zuu, Tubsey and Hyder open the doors to the brand-new Big Eats HQ, where they'll be creating a selection of inspired dishes for highly acclaimed athletes, presenters, comedians and musicians.
Joining Big Zuu, Tubsey and Hyder this Autumn is four-time Olympic Gold medallist and global marathon champion Sir Mo Farah, iconic comedian, presenter and TV talk-show host Jonathan Ross, England and Arsenal football legend turned sports commentator Alex Scott and Brit and MOBO award-winning rap sensation Aitch.
The star-studded celebrity guest line-up will also see acclaimed comedian, actor and Sunday Times Bestselling author Ellie Taylor, multi-talented performer and award-winning comic Roisin Conaty, award-winning writer, comedian and actor Sarah Kendall and golden buzzer comedic phenomenon Nabil Abdulrashid join the boys at the newly created Big Eats house for the ultimate foodie experience.
Determined to bring flavour from all over the world to a national audience, Big Zuu will once again welcome his guests into the Big Eats food truck before hosting the Big Eats finale in the new HQ.
Big Zuu's Big Eats series four is commissioned by Emile Nawagamuwa, UKTV commissioning executive, and ordered for Dave by Cherie Hall, Dave channel director and Hilary Rosen, director of commissioning. Executive producer for Boom and Big Productions is Alex Gilman, with Chris Faith as series director.
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Dave is the award-winning entertainment channel home to a veritable feast of UKTV Original comedy hits from some of the biggest stars in the UK. Comedy entertainment shows like BAFTA-winning Big Zuu's Big Eats, Outsiders, Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable, Hypothetical, Comedians Giving Lectures, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, sit alongside scripted comedies such as Meet The Richardsons, We Are Not Alone and Sneakerhead.
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Boom Group is one of Wales' largest production companies, responsible for over 400 hours of programming annually for BBC, S4C, ITV, Channel 5, Channel 4 and UKTV, with a slate that includes shows such as UKTV's Big Zuu's Big Eats, BBC Three & BBC Wales co-commission Hot Cakes, BBC's Daytime series Dom Delivers, S4C's tense crime drama 35 Diwrnod, produced and adapted into 15 Days for Channel 5, More 4's Historic House Rescue and Alan Carr's Adventures with Agatha Christie, and Channel 5's Skin A&E. As well as the Boom label, Boom Group also houses production divisions Boom Cymru, Boom Kids and Boom Social, as well as leading Welsh post-production and VFX facility Gorilla and Motion Graphics company, Bait Studio.
About Big Productions Ltd
Big Productions is an award-winning independent production company specialising in factual, comedy entertainment and music content, founded by BAFTA-winning TV Chef and Musician Big Zuu, Managing Director Matt Dodds, and BAFTA-winning Producer and Creative Director Alex Gilman.