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Hold The Front Page | Preview (Sky Max)

UPDATE This series has been delayed until 2023 by Sky. Broadcast details will be confirmed in due course.

Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar are about to leap into the unique and often sensational world of local news with Hold the Front Page, a six-part series following the comical duo's journey into the heart of grass roots Britain.

Sky’s new series will follow the highs and lows of Nish and Josh as they travel across the UK working for a different local newspaper each week, on a mission to find real local stories strong enough to make the front page.

Their investigative journey around Britain will see them delve into local mysteries, take part in unusual events, cover the burning issues of the day and even involve themselves in the news or enlist a celebrity or two to help them out along the way.

But with almost no journalistic experience the pair will have to rely on their quick wits and natural curiosity as they attempt to get to the heart of makes each town or village tick - digging up some extraordinary scoops.

In the first episode, they’re in Blackpool where they encounter landscape painters, rugby legends, mysterious role players and a terrifying storm before furiously chasing the Prime Minister across town, all in the name of landing a front page story.

Josh Widdicombe, Hold The Front Page, says: "I was forced to become a comedian after a period of being by far the worst journalist on the Guardian Sports Desk. Consequently, I’m delighted that Sky have given me the opportunity to prove once and for all that I 100% made the right decision in leaving this noble trade."

This will be an eye-opening look at some of Britain's amazing local communities through the lens of their local newspaper. What could possibly go wrong?

Hold The Front Page will air on Sky Max.


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