Alex Brooker and Josh Widdicombe will be joined by guests in each show as they spend the night at some of the UK’s most exciting attractions with no other visitors around.
Channel 4 has commissioned comedy access show One Night In… for four new episodes and a Christmas special following the success of One Night in… Hamleys, which aired in December 2020.
The five new episodes will see The Last Leg pals Josh and Alex joined by comedian friends as they all spend a night alone at some of Britain’s best-known tourist attractions: a theme park, a museum, a zoo, a historic landmark and a department store.
Last Christmas’s airing of One Night In… Hamleys, which starred comedians Tom Allen, Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, enchanted an audience of 2.7m/12.3% on Channel 4. The show was the channel’s highest rating new title of 2020, attracting an above average share of ABC1s and 16-34s.
One Night in… (5 x 60) is commissioned for Channel 4 by Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment & Live Events, and Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment. The programme is produced by Zeppotron, a Banijay UK company with Alex Gilman Series Producing, Oli Tridgell Series Directing, Debra Blenkinsop as Director of Operations, and Jodie Krstic, Richard Cohen, Ruth Phillips, and Peter Holmes as Executive Producers.
Ruth Phillips, Exec Producer, Zeppotron said, “We can’t wait to let Alex, Josh and friends loose in some thoroughly exciting but empty, iconic locations, allowing them to roam free and muck about through the wee small hours without grown-ups interfering. It promises to be a gleeful, escapist and above all funny show as the cast become the equivalent of mischievous kids in a sweet shop, who’ve overdone the sherbert dip dabs .”
Channel 4’s Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment adds: “I’m thrilled that we are going to explore some more of the UK’s most iconic venues with Josh and Alex at the helm. Viewers will be invited to a charming peek at what we never normally see of famous British attractions and Josh and Alex’s friendship.”
One Night in… will air on Channel 4 later this year, with special guests to be announced.