The third series of Meet The Richardsons was watched by almost 800,000 viewers for its first episode and the series went on to be watched by 2.5 million viewers. So understandably Meet The Richardsons (MTR) has been renewed for two new series – that’s 20 more episodes about the fictionalised married life of comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont.
Beaumont, who created the hilarious HULLRAISERS, co-writes MTR with Tim Reid (Car Share) said: ‘Oh my gosh I can’t quite believe we are going to do more series of a show that has made Johnny Vegas become my stepdad, seen Jon lose a hamster, my mum scrap with Beverley Callard and David Tennant walk off set. Who knows where series four will take us? (I won’t be sat daytime drinking with Leeds fans as Jon would like).’
Real Life husband Richardson added: ‘The pedant in me would like to point out that by the time you get to series four, you aren’t really “meeting” the Richardsons anymore, so much as being stuck in a relationship with them whether you like it or not.
‘The optimist in me obviously wants to say how thrilled he is and how much he hopes people enjoy the new episodes, but I don’t have an optimist in me, so perhaps it’s best I keep my mouth shut. Thank you Dave, and thank you to Lucy and Tim for continuing to generate ideas which see me humiliated in front of my idols.’
Dave channel director Cherie Cunningham added: ‘Spending time with Jon and Lucy in Meet the Richardsons is the pick-me-up we all need. This irreverent and relatable comedy manages to consistently find the funny in married life – we can’t wait to see what more they have in store for us.’
Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment for Dave’s parent company UKTV, commissioned the series said: ‘I’m delighted that we’ve got a whole truck full of Meet the Richardsons coming down the line. This show just gets better and better every series.’
If you’re not one of the millions already watching the show you can catch up now on Dave.