ITV CONFIRM 'HOW' REBOOT AND ANNOUNCE NEW PRESENTERS
The original series of HOW ran from 1966 – 1981 and then brought back as HOW2 from 1990 – 2006.
Following the news of the return of the iconic children’s television show HOW, the presenting team have been confirmed as Vick Hope, Sam Homewood and Frankie Vu along with a welcome back, for Fred Dinenage.
Vick (The X Factor), Sam (Scrambled), Frankie (Disney Channel) and Fred bring a mix of freshness, experience and familiarity to HOW’s target audience. Nic Ayling and Driana Jones, Founders of Terrific Television, say the line-up of presenters brings together a great team worthy of the HOW brand, which occupies a unique place in children’s television.
Vick Hope is an experienced presenter, having presented backstage content of The X Factor and The Voice UK, and a former presenter on Capital Breakfast. Sam Homewood fronts ITV’s CITV flagship kids weekend breakfast show, Scrambled and presented Use Your Voice Live. Frankie Vu is a live sports presenter and regular on CBBC and Disney XD.
Fred Dinenage MBE is part of the fabric of HOW and will be the only presenter to have appeared on all three versions of HOW. Fred has been a household name Co-Presenting ITV Meridian since 1993 and presented programmes including Tell the Truth, Pass the Buck, World of Sport, Gambit and appeared on Tiswas.
ITV tease: The idea of having a presenters ‘Hub’ has been retained with presenter led witty banter and healthy competition, but the new HOW will see presenters mainly outside of the studio – behind the scenes coming up with some of the most astonishing, entertaining and informative hacks and facts in children’s television.
Vick Hope said: “I’m so excited to be part of the team which is bringing HOW back to ITV. I remember watching HOW 2 growing up, so it’s pretty cool to be taking over where absolute legend Carol Vorderman left off! I love science, chemical reactions and the odd massive explosion, so not only is the show educational, but it’s super fun!”
Fred Dinenage commented: “Having appeared in every one of the hundreds of HOW? and HOW2 programmes over more than thirty years, I am thrilled to be a part of the new series of HOW. The wheel will have turned full circle! I am now just about the happiest tv presenter in Britain - though also, sadly, one of the oldest! But my energy and enthusiasm are undimmed - and so is my desire to show, once again, younger viewers - HOW!”
The new series will be shown on CITV and simulcast on ITV from November and available on ITV Hub.