Lily Allen set to front World Cup football show with dad Keith

The Allens are joined by Richard Bacon, Trevor Beattie and Victor Lewis-Smith in a pilot show about football and identity filmed at the top of the BT Tower

Outspoken actor Keith Allen, his singer daughter Lily, presenter Richard Bacon, producer and writer Victor Lewis-Smith, ad man Trevor Beattie and Radio 4 sociologist Laurie Taylor….


No, we are are not dreaming about the maddest dinner party ever. This is the line up for a new football discussion show which is set to be part of BT Sport’s World Cup coverage, can reveal.

Well, when you haven’t got the rights to any actual football you have to do something pretty eye-catching, and for BT this is it.

We understand that one of the chat show’s discussion topics will be football and tribal culture, with Lily and Keith having a “very fun time of it” according to a programme source.

BT said a pilot had been filmed at the top of the BT Tower in central London but could not confirm when – or indeed if – it will be aired.

Programmes it is able to confirm for the World Cup period include Baker & Kelly Not in Rio and The Football’s On.

Baker & Kelly Not in Rio, hosted by Danny Baker and Danny Kelly, will be broadcast live every evening for 32 days throughout the tournament, offering fans their views on events in Brazil. The first show airs on BT Sport 1 on Thursday 12 June from 7pm.

The Football’s On is a one-hour comedy-themed show fronted by comedian and Arsenal fan Ian Stone.


Among the names joining him are comedians Doc Brown, Alan Davies, Jason Manford, David Baddiel, Frankie Boyle and Mickey Flanagan.