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ART news update – August 2020

Latest news & highlights include:

  • Following her Twitter thread going viral, Laura Lexx’s debut book, Klopp Actually: (Imaginary) Life with Football’s Most Sensible Heartthrob, will be published in hardback, ebook and audiobook on 3rd September. Click here to pre-order. Laura also appeared on Roast Battle (Comedy Central) and Hypothetical (Dave), and the first series of the National Treasures podcast which she co-hosts with Will Duggan was published. Click here to listen.
  • Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy) appeared on The Big Night In (BBC One) and his Baked Potato duet with Matt Lucas was featured on Reasons To Be Cheerful (Channel 4). He was also on BBC Radio 4 as he was a guest on Now Wash Your Hands and Series 1 of his sitcom, Ability, was repeated. Lee’s show, I’m Only In It For The Parking, was released on NextUp Comedy. Click here to watch.
  • Jamie MacDonald will be recording his own BBC Radio 4 series, Life on the Blink (working title) for broadcast in 2021. He also appeared on Rosie Jones: Box Ticker (BBC Radio 4), Breaking The News (BBC Radio Scotland) and Socially Distant With Susan Calman (BBC Scotland).
  • Juliette Burton launched a website to look at how we define ourselves and our surroundings during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Juliette’s shows Butterfly Effect and Defined were released on NextUp Comedy. Click here to watch.
  • Georgie Morrell’s show, Eyecon, was released on NextUp Comedy. Click here to watch. She was also a guest on Good Week/Bad Week on BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Aaron Simmonds appeared on The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2). He was also selected as a BAFTA Changemaker and spoke at The Children’s Media Conference.
  • Aatif Nawaz joined the commentary team of Test Match Special on BBC Radio 5 Live. He was also a guest on Evil Genius with Russell Kane podcast on BBC Sounds – Click here to listen – and Laura Whitmore’s show on BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Richard Stott performed his critically-acclaimed show, Right Hand Man, at the Richard III Centre as part of the Leicester Comedy Festival and Leeds Playhouse. Richard has also been a regular contributor on BBC Radio Humberside.
  • Jo Coffey’s first scripted comedy project has been optioned by Roughcut TV.
  • Samantha Renke appeared on How To Beat…Ageing (Channel 4), Loose Women (ITV) and Jeremy Vine on 5 (Channel 5). She was also a guest on You and Yours (BBC Radio 4) and Laura Whitmore’s show on BBC Radio 5 Live.
  • Adam Pearson was a guest on Elizabeth Day’s How To Fail podcast. Click here to listen. He also recorded an interview with Sally Phillips for BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live.
  • Briony May Williams joined the presenting team of Food Unwrapped (Channel 4). She was a guest on Loose Women (ITV) and The Steph Show (Channel 4) as well as being featured in Hello! magazine. Briony also supported social media campaigns with brands such as Tesco, Dr Oetker, Amazon Prime Video, Organix and Gousto, and created flourless baking videos with Good Housekeeping.
  • Michael Chakraverty hosted a weekly Lock-In Live series on his Instagram account with guests including Tom Daley, Mara Wilson and Riyadh Khalaf. Click here to watch. Michael has also done brand collaborations with Now TV, Mars/M&Ms and Tesco.
  • Will Pike wrote for Raconteur about disability inclusion in the workplace. Click here to read. He also spoke at a diversity and inclusion event for Sky.
  • Lucy Edwards’ Shake My Beauty video was published on YouTube. Click here to watch.
    Lucy supported campaigns by Guide Dogs UK and Vision Foundation and was featured in the Metro and Marie Claire. She was also selected as a BAFTA Changemaker and spoke at The Children’s Media Conference.
  • Mark Lane returned to Gardeners’ World (BBC Two) and is appearing regularly as the gardening expert on QVC. He also appeared on Saturday Live on BBC Radio 4 to promote his book, Royal Gardens of the World. Click here to pre-order.
  • In addition to Lucy and Mark, we have also signed Cerys Bradley, Shani Dhanda, Alan Gardner and Jamie Hale.