Jack Whitehall

Jack Whitehall's Dream Dinner Party

Actor and comedian Jack Whitehall in conversation with his heroes – brought back to life.
Actor and comedian Jack Whitehall hosts a dinner party with a twist - all his guests are from beyond the grave, heroes brought back to life by the magic of the radio archive.

Jack is joined by James Bond star Roger Moore, comic actor Frankie Howerd, football legend Brian Clough, art historian Sister Wendy Beckett, and Hollywood icon Lauren Bacall.

Things get awkward when Jack's Beef Wellington goes wrong but the conversation soon flows when the dinner table chat turns to living in a caravan, the sting of failure, the need for a father figure - and pubic hair.

There's laughter, an arm wrestle with 007 and Sister Wendy comes out on top in an unexpected round of spin the bottle.  

Presented by Jack Whitehall
Produced by Sarah Peters and Peregrine Andrews
Researcher: Edgar Maddicott
BBC Archivist: Tariq Hussein
Executive Producer: Iain Chambers

A Tuning Fork and Open Audio production for BBC Radio 4
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Jack is back as host

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Unlike the Oscars, the Brit Awards have found a host - comedian Jack Whitehall, who will present for the second year running.

There is also speculation that Whitehall will join Jackman for his Greatest Showman-themed performance, which will open the ceremony.

"He is singing live with 150 dancers, I've seen the rehearsal and it's going to be utterly spectacular," the comedian said on Chris Evans' Virgin Radio breakfast show.

Jackman also teased his performance on Instagram:

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Elsewhere Brits boss Geoff Taylor spoke highly of the comedian host, who was invited back after some pretty funny and in parts risque one-liners last year.

"He’s on good form. He’s kind of off the leash," said Geoff.

"He’s particularly relaxed this year, which scares the hell out of me."

The poor TV directors.

Jack Whitehall's presenting the Brit Awards again

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The nation's favourite posh comedian is to host the Brits ceremony once again next year, after winning plaudits for his debut back in February.

“Jack was one of the best Brits hosts the show has seen for many years," Brits boss Jason Iley told the Sun.

"I’m delighted he has decided to do it again next year."

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It takes place at London's O2 Arena on 20 February 2019.

Check out some of Jack's funniest moments below, alongside his fashion idol Big Shaq, Little Mix and Liam Payne and Cheryl.

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