Big Fish Off gets second series in 2016

The second series of The Big Fish Off has been given the green light.

As you read these words creators of the hit show are working on the next action-packed series that’s received the full backing of broadcasting giants ITV.

Filming of five new episodes hosted by executive producer Ali Hamidi and Dean Macey will begin this May and will feature four shows at popular venues in the UK and one that’s likely to be filmed in Thailand.

The huge success of the first series was largely down to the fact that its wide spectrum of celebrity guests and exiting angling challenges helped bring fishing into the homes of a whole new audience and that winning format will remain unaltered for series two, which will also be broadcast on ITV 4.

Ali has also revealed that the huge list of stars that already want to be part of the next instalment include former footballer Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock, boxing legend Steve Collins, Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, actor and Comedian Bobby Davro and former Olympic athlete Sally Gunnell.

“I’ve known that we had the thumbs up for the second series for a while now and it feels great to be able to officially announce the news,” said a delighted Ali.

“It’s a great show that has a winning format as the celebrity guests really were the key to getting non-anglers into the Big Fish Off and believe me this next series is going to be even better with new challenges, huge laughs and great banter.”

“The bosses at ITV loved the ‘Britishness’ of the first series so that’s why we are filming four in the UK and one abroad, which we hope will take us to Thailand.

“I’d just have to take this chance to thank everyone who’s been involved in the show and to all of you out there who have given the series so much praise and support. Without you none of this would be possible.”

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