12 July 2019
Professor Green, Anita Rani and Georgia Toffolo are the star names completing the line-up for W's new commission My Famous Babysitter (4x60'). They join the previously announced Rachel Riley for the Swan Films production.
Professor Green said:
I'm excited to be part of this smart and uplifting new series that explores the demands of modern parenting.
Anita Rani said:
I am really looking forward to taking part in My Famous Babysitter. I don't know what kind of children I will be looking after but I'm up for the challenge and experience. I hope the kids like me!
Georgia Toffolo said:
My Famous Babysitter is a really unique opportunity to look after someone else's children and to learn about the challenges of modern parenting. I'm slightly nervous but I know it will be a great experience and one that I'm really looking forward to!
In each episode, one of the celebrity guests will take full parental responsibility for a family of at least three children, providing an insight into the challenges of 21st century family life in Britain.
My Famous Babysitter is commissioned for UKTV by Kirsty Hanson, commissioning editor with Hilary Rosen, head of factual and fact ent, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning and Steve North, genre general manager for comedy and entertainment. The series is executive produced for Swan Films by Neil Crombie and Joe Evans.
My Famous Babysitter is the latest UKTV Original bringing star names to W in 2019, following Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over, a new series of Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, Dr Christian's Special Clinics, and scripted commission Flack, starring Anna Paquin and Sophie Okonedo. There's more real life programming too, with Ski A&E, and the latest addition to the popular Inside The... family, Inside the Operating Theatre.
My Famous Babysitter comes to W later this year.
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W is UKTV's premium entertainment channel, offering audiences a dazzling mix of UKTV Original series with some of the UK's most-loved talent in front and behind the camera.
Part of the W family, Emma Willis trains as a maternity care assistant in Emma Willis: Delivering Babies, while Emily Atack asks herself some big questions in Emily Atack: Adulting and Stacey Dooley spends some time with extraordinary families in Stacey Dooley: Sleeps Over. For its first foray into scripted original series, W welcomed Lorna Martin's Women on the Verge and celebrity PR drama Flack, starring Academy award winner Anna Paquin.
W will also delve into the world of babies and weddings with My Famous Babysitter and The Wedding Fixer later this year, while channel favourite Inside The Ambulance continues to shine a light on paramedics across the UK. Inside the Operating Theatre takes that relationship further, getting to the heart of the surgeons saving lives inside the hospital. Debut series Ski A&E will look at the heroic actions of emergency ski services. And finally, W's hit acquisitions MasterChef Australia, MasterChef USA and MasterChef USA Juniors round out the offering.