Husband and wife team Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are to host a debate series for ITV.
An advert for audience members for the series has been advertised online with the title for the series billed as He Says, She Says.
The programme is described as a ‘brand-new discussion show…Warm, funny and inclusive, our hosts facilitate debates with showbiz panellists and the studio audience, covering topics across news, life and relationships.’
He Says, She Says is to be recorded at the ITV London Studios next month with the broadcaster hunting for audience members who are ‘opinionated, chatty and eager to get involved’.
ITV previously aired a number of successful regional and national debate series – although in recent years few have aired on the network as more ‘human interest’ shows such as Vanessa Feltz, Trisha Goddard and Jeremy Kyle replaced the older format. However the channel has recently had success with The Agenda, hosted by Tom Bradby, which covers current affairs in a late evening slot.
Previous successful discussion series, which varied in topics, have included Afternoon Plus with Bernard Braden Daytime with Sarah Kennedy and The Time, The Place with John Stapleton. Regional lively shows which proved popular included Friday Live! from Tyne Tees Television in the North East, Late Night Live from Meridian Broadcasting in the South and Central Weekend from Central Television in the Midlands.
The popular formats usually involved celebrity and expert guests engaging in debate with a studio audience, some also included interludes of music or other performance. The exact details on the format He Says, She Says takes has yet to be revealed by ITV. It also isn’t the first time Holmes has hosted such a series. He presented Head to Head for Tyne Tees in the early 1990s.