Channel 4 has commissioned Riot Girls, a hidden camera prank special fronted by four forthright feminists.
The late Jeremy Beadle became the television king of public pranking in the 80s and 90s on ITV.
“There has never been a more important moment for young women’s voices to be heard, especially when they go about it in such mischievous, riotous ways. And as the home of great mischief we couldn’t be happier to be doing so on Channel 4.” – Gary Reich, Executive Producer for Brown Eyed Boy
Following in the footsteps of Bob Monkhouse, Noel Edmonds and Jeremy Beadle four female comedy stars are to take pranks back onto television screens.
Riot Girls – namely Grace Campbell, Sophie Duker, Jen Wakefield and Cam Spence – are some of the UK’s most outspoken and exciting comedic talents. In a series of pranks, stunts and sketches the Riot Girls will draw attention to just a few issues close to their hearts in a refreshingly bold and brazen way.
Noel Edmonds became famous for his celebrity and viewer pranks during three decades on the BBC.
The Riot Girls will tackle a variety of topical issues; so whilst they highlight the issues surrounding the Gender Pay Gap via the ‘Gappuccino’ one moment, the next they take on women’s bushes with the #savedontshave moment. They also see how passengers deal with them ‘wo-manspreading’ into their space on public transport, all with unsuspecting members of the public.
“Grace, Sophie, Jen and Cam are four of the freshest comedic talents around at the moment so we are delighted to be working with them on this entertaining and audacious prank show.” – Becky Cadman, Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment at Channel 4