Jack Whitehall’s Backchat moving from BBC3 to BBC2

The comedian's chat show, starring his dad Michael, is leaving the BBC's youth-focused channel and making the move to BBC2 when it returns for a second series


Jack Whitehall’s chat show Backchat is bidding farewell to its original home on BBC3. 


The comedian’s show, which also stars his dad theatrical agent Michael Whitehall as well a sofa full of celebrity guests, has been recommissioned for a second series, which will air on BBC2 in stead of the broadcaster’s youth orientated channel.

Backchat, which will return for six new episodes, sees Jack and his dad question celebrities such as Jeremy Paxman, Danny Dyer, Nick Hewer, Rylan Clark and Nigel Havers.

“I’m delighted to be doing a new series of Backchat on a channel that I have actually heard of and indeed always been a huge admirer of since its launch in 1964,” said Michael. 


The future of BBC3, where Jack Whitehall’s school-set sitcom Bad Education also airs, has been called into question this year, with BBC director-general Tony Hall planning to take it off the air and transform into a digital-only channel.