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20 May 2014

E4 commissions brand new panel show ‘Virtually Famous’

E4 commissions brand new panel show ‘Virtually Famous’

E4 have signed US talent Kevin McHale, star of the multi award winning series Glee to host brand new panel show Virtually Famous.

Each week comedian Seann Walsh and Radio 1’s Chris Stark will join McHale as team captains.

From globally famous viral memes and twitter rants to the greatest You Tube posts and Vine shorts, the rival teams will be battling for points over the online moments that have got millions of us laughing.

Virtually Famouswill also celebrate the stars behind the classic clips with special guest appearances from creators of the greatest online content on the web.

Virtually Famoushas been commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Formats Dom Bird and Commissioning Editor Jilly Pearce and  is a co-production between  Talkback and Hungry Bear Media.

Virtually Famous is set to launch on E4 later this year.

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

Hungry Bear Media is the new independent television company set up by Celebrity Juice co-creator, Dan Baldwin.

Production Information:

Executive Producers: Leon Wilson, Dan Baldwin

Production Company: Talkback & Hungry Bear Media

Commissioning Editor, Formats: Dom Bird & Jilly Pearce

For further information please contact:

Kate Conway, kconway@channel4.co.uk, 020 7306 3751

Ellen Diamond,   ellen.diamond@fremantlemediauk.com   t: 0207 861 8403