K.J. Yossman “The Repair Shop’s” Jay Blades has struck a first look deal with BBC Studios via his production company Hungry Jay Media.Hungry Jay is a joint venture between Blades and production company Hunrgy Bear (“Michael McIntyre’s The Wheel”), which was founded in November 2020 by Dan Baldwin and Juliet Denison Gay.The 1-year deal will mean BBC Studios has first dibs on Hungry Jay’s factual entertainment slate.
Recent shows from the company have included “Jay Blades: Learning to Read at 51” (BBC One) and “Jay Blades: There’s No Place Like Home” (Channel 5).“I’m really looking forward to working with the team at BBC Studios and creating formats they can sell around the world,” said Blades. *****“Strictly Come Dancing” host Claudia Winkleman is set to front a new BBC One show called “The Traitors.” It’s an unscripted competition series set in Scotland.Described as “an intense psychological game in which players must decide who they can trust,” the series is made by Studio Lambert Scotland.
It will divide contestants into two groups: The Traitors and The Faithful, with the latter group plotting to eliminate members of the former.Kate Phillips commissioned the series and Syeda Irtizaali developed it for BBC One.Read more on variety.com