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Second series of Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier gives Jon one less thing to worry about

19/12/2018

UKTV Original series Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier will return in 2019 for a second series, with an increased order of 10x60 episodes, on UKTVs award-winning comedy channel Dave.

Obsessive worrier and organiser Jon Richardson will return alongside a whole host of comedy guests, as they attempt to analyse, assess and log every single one of Jons many, many worries. In series two, Jons Worry Index has had a full system upgrade and, to help his analysis, Jon will also undergo some worry based aversion therapy at the end of each episode. What a lovely way to congratulate him on a new series.

Jon Richardson worries:

Id like to thank everyone contributing to the continued destruction of the planet and all those who help us to wake up with an overwhelming sense of the futility of everything for the recommissioning of Ultimate Worrier for a second series. Whod have thought series one would have failed to fix everything. I feel sure well get it this time if we all just believe.

Produced by Talkback (part of Fremantle), Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier enjoyed an average of 406k viewers per episode for the eight-part series, tripling Daves prime-time average and securing the best new series launch since 2016. The UKTV Original series has been ordered for Dave by director of commissioning, Richard Watsham and genre general manager Steve North. Talkback Director of Programmes, Jonno Richards will executive produce the series alongside Kate Edmunds. UKTVs head of comedy Iain Coyle has commissioned the series with Joe McVey, commissioning editor, both will oversee as executive producers for UKTV.

Iain Coyle said:

I view the news that Jon has further refined, and improved, his Worry Index, with a mixture of pride and, increasing, concern. Viewers will have to make their mind up but what is guaranteed is, that itll be very funny.

Luke Hales, Dave channel director added:

The Dave viewers revelled in Jons many worries being played out for their pleasure and we cant wait to give them more of what they want. I am personally looking forward to a second series based solely on Jons discomfort.

Jonno Richards, executive producer for Talkback added:

Were delighted to be working with Jon on a bigger, more ambitious second series of Ultimate Worrier. Jon did an incredible job in series one and we cant wait to bring more of his angst and neuroses to the lucky Dave viewers.

Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier is the latest addition to the growing slate of UKTV Original shows on Dave in 2019, including Josh Widdicombe and James Acasters Hypothetical, Expedition with Steve Backshall and the return of Porters.

Catch up on the first series of Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier on UKTV Play #UltimateWorrier

Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier

For more information please contact: . Gem.Pinkney@uktv.co.uk . Series 1 pictures can be found at UKTV Pictures

The new series will record at Elstree Studios in February / March and if you would like tickets please get in touch.

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Since bursting onto TV sets in 2007, Dave has been putting in hours at the gym and is now a beefed-up powerhouse of brand new and original commissions from some of the biggest stars and production companies in entertainment. Romesh Ranganthan, Jon Richardson and YouTube sensation Yianni Charalambous are just some of the latest additions to the channels ever-increasing slate.

Whether its innovative comedy entertainment like the BAFTA and Emmy-nominated Taskmaster, or scripted sitcoms including the worldwide hit Red Dwarf, Zapped, and Porters, Daves guaranteed to work your funny bone like never before.

Theres also Red Bull Soapbox, Cop Car Workshop, Sin City Motors and a whole host of much-loved programming, all shot with Daves unique personality thats led to the channel reaching 20million adults a month.

About UKTV UKTV is a commercial broadcaster reaching almost 40m viewers every month.

The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for nearly 10% of the British commercial TV market.

The network delivers inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.

Now celebrating over 20 years at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Studios and Discovery, Inc. - is proud to be the first British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list.

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Talkback (part of Fremantle)

Talkback is the comedy entertainment label of Fremantle in the UK. Talkback has a rich history of memorable comedy entertainment programmes spanning four decades and continues to create innovating and entertaining television shows for new generations of viewers.

www.talkbackproductions.tv .

Currently on air and in production:

Celebrity Juice (ITV2), QI (BBC Two), Through the Keyhole (ITV), Match Fit (w/t) (ITV), The Keith and Paddy Picture Show (ITV)

Fremantle .

Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. We produce in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programmes a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. We are also a world leader in digital and
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