UKTV's to air Christmas specials of Meet The Richardsons, Eddie Eats Christmas and Big Zuu's Big Eats.
Meet The Richardsons
Starring married comedians Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont, follows the knockout ratings success of the first series which averaged 1.13million viewers per episode. Meet The Richardsons offers a fictional window into the funny and frustrated marriage of Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont as they give viewers a glimpse of their life in Yorkshire.
Eddie Eats Christmas
Eddie Eats Christmas (4x30') will see the towering 6ft 3in, 26st colossus take on eating challenges featuring traditional Christmas foods from a variety of communities based around the UK in each episode.
These include the '12 Dishes of Christmas', beloved of Polish families the world over, a colossal South American barbecue meat-feast and a famed three-kilo naan bread challenge at one of Bradford's finest curry houses. Eddie will also burn off the calories he has consumed with a festive-themed physical challenge - taking on tests involving yule-logs, Santa-van pushes and even good old Christmas trees.
Big Zuu's Big Christmas Eats
For the Comedy Special, stand-up comedians and series one guests Phil Wang, Desiree Burch, Ed Gamble and Rosie Jones return for more of Zuu's delicious eats but not before he takes them on some festive foraging. Desiree and Zuu visit a terrifying free-range Turkey farm, while Ed and Phil help Zuu find the perfect Christmas tree and Rosie is in heaven at a cheese restaurant. The feast begins, to Rosie's despair, with an alcohol-free cocktail and Snails without the snails. The group are treated to an epic Christmas sandwich which goes against every fibre of Phil's bread-hating being and food coma ensues in a heady mix of camembert cheeeze straws and pumpkin pie.
In the Music Special, Big Zuu is joined by some mega musician friends including one of the UK's biggest rappers AJ Tracey, grime MC JME with his sister and radio presenter Julie Adenuga and hip-hop musician Loyle Carner. Full of festive conversation, beautifully tuned Christmas carols and rap stars reminiscing, the group catch up around the dinner table while Zuu serves up some Big Zuu Bissap, a V-Gang Gobi Christmas Curry, his take on a next level Christmas dinner and some mouth-watering desserts.