ROSIE JONES TO FRONT CHANNEL 4 DISABILITY DOCUMENTARY
In a one-off, as yet untitled, documentary made by Twofour, Rosie Jones explores society’s attitudes towards disabled people.
Rosie regularly receives shocking abuse on social media and she will use this as a starting point to investigate how widespread the problem is, looking particularly at the specifics of the language used towards disabled people to build a picture of the nature of society’s attitudes towards them.
Rosie will meet other people targeted for abuse about being disabled as well as those campaigning for change. Approaching the documentary with her inimitable humour and love for life, Rosie will also rope in her friends from the world of comedy to help raise awareness of the problem.
Rosie is also hosting Dine Hard, an all-new comedy, chat and cooking five-part digital series produced by Rockerdale Studios. Cooking may not come naturally to Rosie but manipulating her famous friends certainly does and she might ask a favour or three before she’s finished the starter. Expect great chat, mediocre food and (hopefully) very few culinary-related trips to A&E.
Rosie Jones said: "It gives me immense pleasure to be heading up not one, not two, but THREE Channel 4 shows! How lucky am I?! In my opinion, Channel 4 has always been the pioneer channel when it comes to championing and celebrating diversity, and showcasing different, important stories. All three of these shows do just that. Oh, do I have a brilliantly busy year ahead!"
Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events at Channel 4, said: “Rosie Jones is a brilliant talent and we absolutely love working with her. We’re over the moon viewers will get to see more of the Rosie they love in Trip Hazard, as well as a different side to her in the documentary which looks at a massively important issue that is incredibly close to Rosie’s heart.”