Joe Lycett: who is the comedian, how to watch Big Pride Party on Channel 4 and confirmed guests

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A number of guests have been confirmed for the show, which celebrates 50 years of Pride in the UK, including Heartstopper stars Joe Locke and Yasmin Finney

Tonight, Sunday July 3, comedian Joe Lycett will be hosting a Big Pride Partyand everyone is invited to join in the fun.

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Featuring performances by comedian Rosie Jones, heart stopper Stars Joe Locke and Yasmin Finney plus musical performances by Boy George and Culture Club not to be missed.

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Who is Joe Lycett?

Lycett is a British comedian and television presenter, who you may know from appearing on shows like QI, The Great British Sewing Bee, 8 out of 10 cats, Taskmaster and his Channel 4 programme Joe Lycett is behind you.

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Born in Birmingham on 5 July 1988, he attended King Edward VI Five Ways Grammar School before studying drama and English at the University of Manchester.

In 2009, Lycett was named Chortle Student Comedian of the Year, winner of the Bath New Act Competition and runner-up in the Laughing Horse New Act of the Year. In 2011 he was a finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards 2011 and made his debut in a stand-up show in 2012. Some Lycett HotShe was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.

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In addition to television, Lycett has appeared as a guest on radio, including BBC 1 and Richard Bacon’s BBC Radio 5 Live. He took over from Miles Jupp as moderator in September 2016 It’s not what you know on BBC Radio 4. He has also appeared on various podcasts including My father wrote a porn.

Joe Lycett attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 Dinner at Grosvenor House Hotel on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images)

Lycett began presenting its consumer show Joe Lycett is behind you on Channel 4 in 2019, which he described as “a cross between villain trader and RuPaul’s Drag Race“.

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Lycett of the show see, with the support of dead comedian Mark Silcox, takes on consumer issues raised by viewers. In the show’s second season, Lycett briefly changed his name to Hugo Boss via deed poll as part of a dispute between the fashion brand and Swansea-based Boss Brewing.

Lycett has often been open about his sexuality. He originally came out as gay when he was in high school, but now describes himself on stage as bisexual, though he does identify as pansexual.

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In conversation with the I In 2016, Lycett said, “I say bisexual because it’s easy for people to understand, but I really don’t think it is. Pansexual seems to be the closest thing at this point.”

What is Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party?

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Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party is a two-hour Channel 4 special, hosted, of course, by none other than Joe Lycett, as part of the channel’s programming to celebrate 50 years of Pride in the UK.

Describing the show as “a two-hour live celebration of LGBTQ+ culture,” Lycett said, “Hopefully it will be thought-provoking, nostalgic, a little touching and ideally funny!”

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Will you tune in to Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party? (Photo: Channel 4)

The program will feature comedy, celebrity guests and musical performances, and will also count down the top 10 LGBTQ+ TV moments.

The specially invited audience, made up of LGBTQ+ icons, community allies and local heroes, will also share their own personal stories of Pride.

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Who will be on the show?

Lycett is joined by a host of famous faces Big Pride Partyincluding heart stopper Stars Joe Locke and Yasmin Finney, Actors Rupert Everett, Comedian Mawaan Rizwan and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Stars Lawrance Chaney and Tia Kofi.

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Boy George and Culture Club as well as Steps and Self Esteem are also confirmed for the show.

Danny Dyer will make a cameo appearance, with Rosie Jones on the road and a feature by comedian Jen Ives.

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Where and when can I watch it?

Joe Lycett’s Big Pride Party airs tonight, Sunday 3 July at 9pm on Channel 4.

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The show will be broadcast live from his hometown of Birmingham.

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