Fool Britannia: Dom Joly To Front New Series From ITV

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ITV1 has greenlit a new series from ITV Studios starring comedy prankster Dom Joly, called Fool Britannia.

The series will see Joly “poke fun at what it means to be British by unleashing a host of characters and pranks… From our confusion with modern rules, our passion for queuing or our inability to complain, Dom’s characters shine a light on the comedy state of the nation.”

The series was ordered by John Kaye Cooper, controller of entertainment at ITV.  He said, "We’re thrilled to have Dom Joly at the helm of this new comedy series.  His infectious, irreverent humour and distinctive take on the country’s traits will make this a must see TV for viewers."

Producer is Greg Bower and Executive Producer is Lee Connolly. Connolly, who is ITV Studios creative director, Entertainment, said: "We’ve always been up for laughing at ourselves in this country and Fool Britannia will continue that tradition as unleash Dom’s bizarre and infuriating characters on the unsuspecting public."