19 Feb 2013

Radio One breakfast presenter Nick Grimshaw is to host a brand new panel show for BBC Three for early 2013 weekday schedules – Sweat the Small Stuff, a Talkback (part of FremantleMedia UK) production Grimmy will be joined by team captains Kiss FM DJ’s Rickie and Melvin and regular Rochelle Humes (The Saturdays) for the weekly show.

Each week, Grimmy will share his daily, fickle obsessions with his celebrity guests, putting the teams through a series of games and questions to draw out the really important matters in life.

Nick Grimshaw comments: “Really excited about my new show! Being the host of a panel show is what self-centred dreams are made of and I can't wait to show off on both the radio and now, primetime television!"

BBC Three Controller, Zai Bennett commented: 

“Sweat The Small Stuff has been built around the annoyingly talented Nick Grimshaw. We can’t wait for Nick to show off and have fun with our brilliant team captains Melvin and Rickie and find out what guests like our regular panellist pop sensation Rochelle Hume have been sweating about. Sweat The Small Stuff promises to be quick witted, topical and silly, but most of all very, very funny.”

Managing Director of Talkback, and Sweat the Small Stuff Executive Producer Dan Baldwin, added:

“We are delighted to have secured such outstanding talent on Sweat The Small Stuff.  Grimmy is a fantastically exciting broadcaster who is both very funny and a brilliant raconteur.  Rickie and Melvin bring a huge audience with them from Kiss FM and their rivalry will be a key part of the show. And Rochelle is such a talented young woman who, unfortunately for Rickie and Melvin, is not afraid to speak her mind!

“Sweat The Small Stuff  is a unique show which will share its content with the public and feed off the public’s own fickle obsessions. It really is an exciting show and we are delighted with the commission.”

Sweat the Small Stuff is an 8 x 30 mins weekly show and the two series run has been commissioned by BBC Three Controller

Zai Bennett with Executive Producers Dan Baldwin (MD of Talkback) and Leon Wilson.

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Talkback was awarded ‘Indie of the Year’ at the 2012 Media Guardian Edinburgh TV Festival Channel of the Year Awards

Press enquiries to:

Susan Wilks, susan.wilks@fremantlemediauk.com  t: 0207 691 6137

Notes to editors:  FremantleMedia UK is the UK production arm of FremantleMedia, the global production and content business of the RTL Group, Europe’s largest television and radio company.  FremantleMedia UK, comprises of a group of labels, Talkback, Retort, Boundless, Thames andNewman Street, which produce some of the UK’s most successful shows.   The labels are headed up by some of the UK’s leading creative talent including Dan Baldwin, Jon Rolph, Patrick Holland, Richard Holloway and Paul Marquess.  Across the group the labels provide award winning programming for all major terrestrial, digital channels and digital outlets.  With an unparalleled range of programming including:  The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Juice, Take Me Out, Over The Rainbow, Blockbusters, The Apprentice, You’re Fired, Can’t Take It With You, Four Rooms, Grand Designs, Great British Railway Journeys, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, QI, The Rob Brydon Show, The Sinking of the Laconia, Kidnap and Ransom and Holy Flying Circus  - the Group has aired over 450 hours of programming on terrestrial TV in the past 12 months alone.