Outnumbered star Tyger Drew-Honey is in line to become the next generation’s Louis Theroux with a new BBC series in which he conducts observational interviews.
The series, called the Eye of the Tyger is expected to air later this year and sees the actor, who plays Jake in the hit comedy, scouring Britain in search of quirky people.
“I’ve got into presenting, which I really enjoy,” he revealed in this week’s Radio Times. “I’ve just started filming Eye of the Tyger for BBC3, which is a Louis Theroux kind of thing, and I get to meet some really interesting people.”
The BBC, which is expected to formally announce the series in around a month’s time, declined to comment further or to reveal the nature of the format.
According to sources it is an observational series of three episodes, with a view to a longer commission should it take off.
The last series of Outnumbered, the fifth, will air later this month and Drew-Honey revealed that he will miss the part.
“Jake is always within me,” he told Radio Times.