ITV confirms Michael Ball show
~ ATV News - 24/06/2010 ~
ITV1 Daytime is delighted to announce a brand new commission for summer 2010 – The Michael Ball Show . Being one of the nation's most celebrated musical theatre stars and ever popular TV and radio presenter, Michael will brighten up summer weekday afternoons with his own action packed daily show. Known for his warm personality and great sense of fun, Michael's show will be a topical mix of entertainment, discussion and showbiz glamour with the occasional musical treat thrown in from the man himself.
"I'm hugely excited to be joining ITV at such an exciting time for the channel. This show is a great challenge, which I hope will be lots of fun and feature lots of old friends as well as some new ones. I'm really looking forward to getting started". - Michael Ball
Each weekday Michael will be chatting with established showbiz personalities as well as introducing a variety of rising stars. Guest experts will join him to discuss topics of the day and he will learn how to cook from a host of famous culinary faces.
Michael will also be spotlighting the people who have hit the headlines and meeting some of the country's unsung heroes.
“Michael Ball is one of the country's best known and loved entertainers. His personality and charm will shine as he brings this new show to our summer schedule packing it with all the style of variety our daytime viewers enjoy.”- Alison Sharman, Director of ITV Factual, Daytime and GMTV.
“Michael is a showbiz legend – it's in his blood. He is an absolute natural in front of the camera, has incredible warmth, and this show promises to bring a smile to everyone's face. It's the perfect afternoon treat”.- David Hall, Series Editor of The Michael Ball Show
The Michael Ball Show is a Spun Gold production for ITV1 Daytime. Executive Producer is Nick Bullen and David Hall is Series Editor. Commissioned by Alison Sharman, Director of ITV Factual, Daytime and the Commissioning Editor for ITV is Diana Howie.