Noel Fielding to mind the Buzzcocks this autumn
BBC Two's satirical music series Never Mind The Buzzcocks is back with a brand new series next month.
Simon Amstell returns for his second series as host. His successful debut series won him the Royal Television Society programme award for Comedy Entertainment.
Amstell will once again be joined by regular team captains Bill Bailey and Phill Jupitus.
This series also welcomes special guest team captain, The Mighty Boosh's illustrious Noel Fielding, who will be keeping Bill's seat warm for three shows of this new series. No stranger to the show, Noel was a guest in the last series.
Noel Fielding says: "When Bill asked me to cover for him as team captain on Buzzcocks I was delighted to be his first choice. Only after I agreed to do it did I realise that I was actually 104th on the list behind Andrew, his long-eared rabbit. Although, to be fair, Andrew is on fire at the moment."
Celebrity guests from the worlds of entertainment and music will join the team captains as host Amstell navigates them through a number of musically-based quiz rounds.
With the show's reputation for the unpredictable, guests each week are always primed for the occasional embarrassment and harmless ribbing, as their knowledge of music is put to the test.
Never Mind The Buzzcocks will return to BBC Two in November 2007.
Notes to Editors
Never Mind The Buzzcocks is a talkbackThames production for BBC Two.
This will be the 21st series of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. The programme first aired on the BBC in 1996.
Noel Fielding was a guest on Never Mind The Buzzcocks in October 2006.
Never Mind The Buzzcocks is produced by Stu Mather, and Executive Produced by Jim Pullin. The series is commissioned for the BBC by Katie Taylor.
A new series of The Mighty Boosh starts on BBC Three next month.