ITV has commissioned STV Productions, with co-production partners GroupM Entertainment, to make a second series of ITV2 comedy panel show, Safeword.
“It’s great to be working with ITV on another series of Safeword and we look forward to bringing viewers more unsafe comedy from Rick, Katherine and David as our teams are let loose on each other again.” – Gary Chippington, Head of Entertainment at STV Productions
Rick Edwards returns as host for the ITV2 series, joined by team captains Katherine Ryan and David Morgan.
Safeword sees two teams, made up of a celebrity guest and two comedians, go head to head in a competitive ‘roast’ format. The celebrities must endure having their public profiles scrutinised and their social media accounts hijacked in real time as the rival panel pokes around their personal and professional lives, posting shocking updates to legions of fans on their behalf. The only thing that can help the celebrities is using their chosen Safeword to make it all stop.
The show hit the headlines last summer after featuring contestants including Katie Price, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here winner Vicky Pattison and 80’s pop sensation Sinitta who seemed particularly baffled by the format.
“The innate sense of mischief that Rick, Katherine and David bring to the show makes Safeword a must see, jaw dropping series that we so love on ITV2.” – Claire Zolkwer, Commissioning Editor, Comedy and Entertainment for ITV
The six 45 minute episodes will start filming in March.