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Kevin Eldon gets his own BBC2 show

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Hardly a household name, but if you enjoy comedy shows written by Chris Morris, Armando Iannucci, Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg and Graham Lineham you have probably seen Kevin Eldon. Now the BBC plan to give him his own series “produced by the BBC in-house team behind BBC2's Bafta-winning Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.”

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The sidekick of a thousand comedy shows Kevin Eldon, whose credits include Big Train, Brass Eye and I'm Alan Partridge, has been given his own show by BBC2.

It's Kevin will be produced by the BBC in-house team behind BBC2's Bafta-winning Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

The six-part series will feature sketches, songs, and guest appearances by Eldon's "comedy friends". It's Kevin will air early next year.

The first episode will feature a song and dance number, The Incredible Moose Human, some performance poetry and a slot called Wendy Wilson's White Coat Window on the World of World Wide Wonders, which may or may not become a regular feature.

It's Kevin was commissioned by BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow and Cheryl Taylor, controller, comedy commissioning. Taylor described Eldon as a "very special comedian indeed and we're delighted to have the opportunity to showcase his many talents on BBC2".

Eldon, who has also appeared in Smack the Pony, Nighty Night, Stewart Lee's BBC2 show and Hot Fuzz, said: "I have always liked chaffinches. The money I may receive from this show may well allow me buy more pictures of chaffinches."

Colour me optimistic.

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They do realise he's an evil hypnotist, right?

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Not something I ever expected to see but that can only be a good thing really, it's rare to get a nice surprise when it comes to terrestrial programming.

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His solo standup show was superb, should translate well.

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This is my favourite 15 seconds of comedy evarrrrrrrrr.

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Big Train was so good. Kevin Eldon did a lot of the best stuff in it too:

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I saw his poet character do a 15 minute set at Glastonbury, it was incredible.

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Amazing. He's in so many decent comedies. The racist hotel guest in Im Alan Partridge, TMWRNJ as Rod Hull!

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There's that one thing nobody is mentioning, but it wasn't his fault. He was one of the good things in it.

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Really looking forward to this! Saw his stand-up at the Edinburgh Fringe a couple years back and it was great. A right hodge-podge of persona-driven comedy (a lot of it musical). So the news that this will have songs is just about perfect.

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Big Train was so good. Kevin Eldon did a lot of the best stuff in it too:

A lot of folk just haven't got a clue what Big Train is.. like it died a death. I really love it and ripped the boxset for my iPhone so I can shit myself laughing at a moments notice.

Sorry no Kevin Eldon but this is too good not to post.

One thing though: The staring competition. Fuck that shit.. SKIP!

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Not a house hold name, but maybe a household face?

Big Train was an awesome sketch show, and I still watch the dvd's and it stands up to repeated viewings very well.

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This one always makes me laugh for about 10 minutes

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I love Kevin Eldon so much.

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