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UKTV today announces that Late Night Mash (9x60’) will return to Dave for a new series of topical comedy later this year, with new host Rachel Parris.

Parris will be joined each week by a special guest and the Late Night Mash team to react to the week’s events, with each episode recorded the day before transmission to be as incisive and up-to-date as possible.

Rachel Parris said, “I’m very excited and honoured to be taking the helm of Late Night Mash, a show I would honestly describe as “funny”. I’m excited partly because of the significance of being a female host on a satirical show on British TV, and partly because after five years, it’ll be nice to have a sit down...

“I’ll really miss working with my good friend Nish and giving him words of encouragement. I think he did really well and it will stand him in good stead to start his comedy career...

"Mash, like a proverbial rash, keeps coming back just when you think we’re gone, and I’m proud to represent that irritation. Mash forever!”

UKTV's Mark Iddon said, “We’re really excited to be bringing Late Night Mash back again to Dave, and who better to captain the ship than the force of nature that is Rachel Parris. We know she will make the show her own alongside the rest of the ever-brilliant Mash ensemble...

“With each episode recorded so close to transmission and reacting to events as they occur, the addition of a special guest each week will make this new series even more unpredictable.”

UKTV's Cherie Cunningham said, “The first series of Late Night Mash was our second biggest launch of 2021, so we know Dave viewers love the combination of topicality and irreverent humour that it provides. We’re absolutely thrilled that Rachel Parris will be stepping behind the host’s desk to bring more Mash to our screens.”

Late Night Mash will air on Dave in the Autumn.


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