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Due to air earlier this week, Joe Lycett: Mummy’s Big Christmas Do! would've got the yuletide party started in sparkling style complete with a large dose of Joe’s trademark wit and a side order of tinsel.

Packed to the rafters with special guests, musical performances and stand-up comedy, the live show would celebrate all things queer.

The Sun have now revealed that the special - which was cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns - is now pencilled in to air in the Spring, and could lead to a full series.

A source said: "Joe’s show Mummy’s House Party is basically a pilot for what could be a bigger series. The premise of the show is very similar to TFI Friday — the cult TV series fronted by Chris Evans back in the day, with ­famous faces, comedy and all round, family fun ­entertainment...

"Channel 4 bosses think Joe is an exceptional talent and he has got what it takes to make this show into a full blown series. To them it could be the new TFI ­Friday – only bigger and better. Channel 4 has a real space for this type of show and Joe’s new show could be the answer...

"His first live Christmas episode, which had booked stars including Danny Dyer, Joan Collins and drag queen Bimini Bon Boulash, was canned because of ­coronavirus fears. Now it is back in the diary for the spring. And if it goes down well, Joe could see himself fronting a whole new series for the channel."

Channel 4 have not commented.

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