New TV series to track down best local news stories... but none of them will rival these
Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar will star in the show
Sky has announced a new six-part TV series about local news, the Press Gazette revealed today.
Hold The Front Page will see Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe head out to bag a front-page exclusive for a local newspaper.
The six-part series comes on the back of a successful pilot last year in which the comedians wrote a series of articles for the West Sussex Gazette, which was founded in 1853 and lays claim to being England's oldest newspaper.
They also filed a match report from the Carabao Cup tie between Crawley Town and Gillingham, which finished 9-10 after penalties.
Sky has announced a six-part TV series for the autumn called Hold The Front Page that will see Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar work for a different local newspaper across the UK each week "on a mission to find real local stories strong enough to make the front page".
— Press Gazette (@pressgazette) August 3, 2022
But they'll be hard pressed to find better stories than the 20 JOE compiled in 2016.
Here's the best of the competition:
1. "Why did you call me a pirate, Miss?" "Because you arrrrrr."
2. There's something in the water in Hackney.
3. They probably deserved it.
4. Full investigation on pages 2 - 38
5. I thought they closed that place down.
6. So disrespectful.
7. Who you gonna call? Seriously, who do you call in this scenario?
8. Finally, some good news.
9. So much blood.
10. We've already got 100,000 signatures.
11. Big question: who won?
12. To the tune of 'Panic' by The Smiths.
13. A nation mourns.
14. Even heroes need saving sometimes.
15. It's always in the last place you look.
16. That's just a list of words.
17. The same pair?
18. Harsh. Elton was just trying to get some stuff off his chest.
19. Well, shit. Well, shit. *bwark* Well, shit.
20. The prisoner assured the judge he was only shoplifting.
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