STV Productions commissioned to produce new entertainment show

A BRAND new entertainment show has been commissioned from the production arm of STV by ITV.

Along with co-producers and financiers, GroupM Entertainment, STV Productions will be making eight, 30-minute editions of ‘Let Me Entertain You’, devised by Nicky Taylor, a freelance producer.

The format relies heavily on content provided by viewers, including dancing and singing.

Says a STV media release: “Let Me Entertain You has put out a call for contributors to submit their funny, entertaining and ridiculous videos. These will be combined with the best online content each week to create a programme filled with extraordinary user-generated content. From dancing dads, to singing students, to the gobsmacking parodies of classic pop videos, Let Me Entertain You will showcase the most entertaining singing and dancing videos out there.”

The series will be executive produced by Gary Chippington for STV Productions and Abbi Adams and Tony Moulsdale for GroupM Entertainment.

Chippington, head of Entertainment for STV Productions, is quoted, in the release, as saying: “This is a fun and innovative format and a great opportunity to continue our relationship with ITV in the entertainment genre. The combination of ordinary people and their extraordinary performances with the funniest online content is sure to have viewers laughing at home.”

The commissioning editor for Let Me Entertain You is John Kaye Cooper, controller of Entertainment at ITV.

STV Productions also produces Catchphrase for ITV and Fake Reaction for ITV2.


John Kaye Cooper, Controller of Entertainment, ITV, said: “Let Me Entertain You is fresh and exciting, and we’re thrilled to have it as part of our line-up for Spring 2014. It’s a fun and original format, which is sure to entertain and delight our audiences.”


STV Productions also produces Catchphrase for ITV and Fake Reaction for ITV2.