Another series of Unforgivable is in the pipeline, according to Mel Giedroyc, who broke the news during ITV’s Lorraine, saying: “I’m so pleased because we had a lot of fun making that show. We’re going to make some more, fingers crossed at the end of June, beginning of July. So hopefully sometime around autumn we will be back on Dave.
The opening episode in February attracted 468,000 viewers within the first seven days, making it the channel’s most-watched programme of the week.
The show, delightfully hosted by Giedroyc along with comedian Lou Sanders as her able secretary/scribe, invited comedians and other celebrities to share their most unforgivable personal anecdotes, and has just completed its first eight episodes run.
‘It’s great, great fun, naughty show, you must come on Lorraine – I want to hear your secrets.’
The show does of course depend on the heinous nature of the anecdotes that the guests are prepared to divulge. Some are verging on the disgusting whilst others wouldn’t shock a Mother Superior. Whether by design or by sheer ‘caught in the moment’ exuberance a very different side of their personality has on occasion emerged.
There are one or two pieces of ‘business’ in the show which first time round are amusing but begin to pall by episode three. At one point in each show Mel holds out a 3 metre long bendy microphone to reach other anonymous guests in a booth. Presumably a gesture of social distancing but unnecessary. Amusing once but the third time you wish the flaming thing would snap. A stage hand changes the sign on the door of the booth, to demonstrate the low tech nature of the show: first time amusing thereafter not so much.
Nevertheless if you were not one of the near half million viewers watching the series you can do so on https://dave.uktv.co.uk/shows/mel-giedroyc-unforgivable/ you will some surprising things about the guests.