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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Edinburgh TV Fest: What we learnt from ITV

We're at Edinburgh TV Fest for the next few days. Here's what we learnt in the company of ITV's Controller Kevin Lygo.


  • Lygo confirmed Cold Feet and Doc Martin will return this Autumn.
  • Lygo was "overjoyed" with the success of Love Island but he plans to keep the show on ITV2.
  • Lygo is very excited about new drama 'Liar' from The Williams Brothers (The Missing) which hopes will provoke discussions.
  • Lygo announced 'Gone to Pot' a reality series that sees celebrities travel to the US to try legalised cannabis.
  • Another celebrity centred show entitled '100 Years Younger' will look at how easy it is to reverse the ageing process.
  • Lygo was 'unhappy' with The Nightly Show. He felt having guest hosts spoilt the flow and the 10pm timeslot might have been 'too early'
  • Lygo was a fan of Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule which will return in 2018 in a brand new Saturday early evening slot following low ratings in its Thursday Night slot.
  • He feels the future for comedy on ITV looks 'bleak' 
  • Ant will return for I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here when that returns in November.
For more from Edinburgh TV Festival scoop follow @LukeCustardTV on Twitter.

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