Radio host Danny Baker is knuckling down on a new writing project, a BBC chat show hosted by The Muppets. Announcing the news on Twitter, Radio 5 Live’s Baker confirmed that he was not referring to Ant and Dec by posting a picture of himself posing with Kermit the Frog.
The Beeb has previously dabbled with Henson’s most famous creation, with Stephen Fry starring in a pilot episode featuring the felt hell-raisers, however it was never broadcast. It’s likely that this return to The Muppets is due in part to the success of 2011’s âThe Muppetsâ?, which has received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike.
The chat show has a working title of No Strings Attached, but far from it’s connotations of casual sex, it’s set to be a family friendly âtea-timeâ? affair. The celebrity guests will be entering the crazy world of The Muppets, where they can expect to compete in games and feature in sketches. The BBC has also confirmed that new characters will be appearing, but has yet to give further details.
Promising a âwarm, cheeky family affair fuelled by a healthy dose of off-the-wall, madcap funâ?, the BBC has it’s work cut out to not tarnish The Muppet’s reputation. No host has been named yet, but it’s fair to say that Kermit the Frog will feature heavily, being the most media friendly of the troupe. Here’s hoping the BBC’s experience with Jessie J won’t put them off from bringing back TV’s ultimate diva, Miss Piggy.