03 Feb Dave combines comedy and cooking as recipe for new series with grime artist Big Zuu
Big Zuu’s Big Eats comes to Dave in 2020
UKTV’s award-winning entertainment Dave has just announced a brand-new factual entertainment commission; Big Zuu’s Big Eats (10×40’) which will air early 2020.
Produced by Boomerang, part of the Twofour Group, Big Zuu’s Big Eats is hosted by London based grime artist and DJ Big Zuu. Taking his passion for cooking on the road, each episode will see Big Zuu prepare mouth-watering, made-to-order dishes for a famous comedian on tour in the UK. Guest comedians making an appearance in the series include Rosie Jones and Desiree Burch, among others.
Big Zuu said, “Having my own TV series has been a dream come true. I’ve grown up obsessed with watching cooking programmes and making homemade food, so to now be able to do that on TV is a surreal feeling. I’m a massive fan of the channel Dave and I can’t wait to start filming!”
Big Zuu’s Big Eats is commissioned by Natalie Rose, UKTV commissioning executive, and ordered for Dave by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, Luke Hales, Dave channel director and Steve North, genre manager, comedy and entertainment. Executive producer for Boomerang is Sam Grace. Boomerang/Twofour Group is part of ITV Studios.
Natalie Rose said, “Big Zuu is just the kind of extraordinary raw talent we’ve been looking for. Bags of charisma, effortless charm, infectious humour and true authenticity. As a touring artist, he acutely understands life on the road, and the instant gratification delicious food brings. All of which make his partnership with some of the UK’s finest comics that more exciting”
Luke Hales said, “We are committed to experimenting with fresh formats at Dave and this really ticks the box. We have found a real talent in Big Zuu – he has bags of charm and humour and makes some of the most mouth-watering food I have ever seen on telly – this, coupled with some of the biggest and brightest names in comedy, makes for a really exciting show. I am so glad Natalie brought this one to us and so impressed with all the work she has done to get this one off the ground”
Sam Grace, Director of Programmes, Boomerang, said, “Zuu is naturally funny and spontaneous and we know his favourite comedians will love him as much as we do! His cooking style and relaxed trademark narration will be perfect for Dave viewers – who might just pick up a few cooking tips too.”
Big Zuu’s Big Eats comes to Dave next year.