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UKTV has confirmed stars Josh Widdicombe and James Acaster are back for a fourth series of Dave's innovative theoretical comedy show Hypothetical (8x60').

Over five rounds, two teams of comedians must think fast as they are faced with a series of completely made-up scenarios and interrogated on their approach to each one.

Josh Widdicombe said: "It is an absolute pleasure to be reunited with James after a year of him not returning my texts or calls. Thank you to Dave for forcing him to hang out with me again."

James Accaster said: "We're back and more hypotheticaler than ever. Josh and I can't wait to gunge celebrities and give away thousands of pounds in cold hard cash!"

Nominated for a Best Entertainment Programme at the Broadcast Awards earlier this year, the series has welcomed a whole host of comedians including Richard Ayoade, Jo Brand, Ed Gamble, Suzi Ruffell, Sophie Duker and Joel Dommett to come up with their best hypotheticals. James Acaster was also recently nominated for Male Comedy Entertainment Performance in Hypothetical at the National Comedy Awards.

Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director, said: "We are really excited to have James and Josh back on the channel to host another hilarious series of Hypothetical on Dave. In 2021 our original comedy entertainment slate has gone from strength to strength and with returning UKTV Originals like these 2022 is set to be even stronger."

Previous episodes of Hypothetical are available to stream on UKTV Play. Hypothetical is produced by Hat Trick Productions.

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