Mo Gilligan reveals his next big career move after conquering British telly | The Sun

STARRING in everything from The Lateish Show to The Masked Singer, Mo Gilligan has virtually conquered British telly.

Which is why he admits he is now “eyeing up the States” as he prepares to jet to Hollywood to make a glitzy new show called That’s My Jam.

Although the eight-parter will be shown on the BBC and is the UK version of the US music and comedy contest hosted by Jimmy Fallon, it’s introduced Mo to a host of Tinseltown bigwigs who can’t seem to get enough of him.

Mo said at the Edinburgh TV Festival: “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to work over there more, but there’s a lot of stuff here I still want to do. I don’t feel like I’ve done it all — I’ve won a couple of Baftas but I’ll have a couple more.

“I would never neglect what I have here. But this was a very important show for me to do.

“I want to keep on adapting and learning, so going over there to do the pilot, whether it was going to get commissioned or not, that was a big deal.”

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Asked if he wanted to do more shows in the US, he joked it was all about the money saying: “Yes, if the bag is right.”

He added: “The weather is sensational too. Waking up just wearing a T-shirt is fun — no trousers, just the T-shirt.”

And Mo from South London, admitted he’d already started toning down his British mannerisms so he can be understood by Americans.

We’ll miss him from ITV’s The Masked Dancer when it returns on September 3, with Peter Crouch filling in on the panel alongside Jonathan Ross, Davina McCall and Oti Mabuse.

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This is just one of the big shows that are returning for what the channel is calling “Super Saturday”.

Also back on air will be Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and The Voice UK.

The following Saturday a new series of Ninja Warrior will kick off too.

If we manage to keep Mo in Britain he’ll probably end up fronting all those shows.

It's back to square one

EVEN as youngsters, the Mitchell brothers looked menacing, despite still having their youthful hair.

Young Grant and Phil, played by Teddy Jay and Daniel Delaney, grimace alongside Jaime Winstone as Peggy Mitchell for the EastEnders’ special flashback episode.



Younger versions of Billy, Charlie and dad Eric Mitchell will also appear.

It will be Eric’s screen debut, having previously only been talked of or seen in photos – in 2016 Peggy found a snap from 1961 of her and Eric when elder son Phil was just a baby.

Viewers will take a journey back to Phil’s youth, where clues to his present troubles will be revealed.

See it at 7.30pm on September 5 on BBC1.

Encore axed for Pop Idol

BAD news for Pop Idol fans – the show will not be making a comeback on ITV.

Rumours of the talent contest’s return after a 20-year absence have been quashed by the channel’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning, Katie Rawcliffe.

Former show contestant Darius Campbell Danesh had been linked to the reboot before his death earlier this month.

Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival, Katie also revealed that celeb sports show The Games, screened earlier this year with Holly Willoughby and Freddie Flinntoff as presenters, would not be getting a second series.

Nor was talent show Walk the Line hosted by Maya Jama last year – though this was less of a surprise.

Gary has shot at pal Jamie

GARY NEVILLE takes aim at his Monday Night Football co-star Jamie Carragher on tonight’s A League Of Their Own.

Panellists Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards ask the ex-Man United captain how he would react if his daughter dated a player from arch rivals Liverpool.

Gary responds with a dig at his former Reds colleague, saying: “I think I’d cut the inheritance. Imagine coming home after doing Monday Night Football, you’ve had to listen to that Scouse screech all day – and you have it the day after at home.”

Comics Katherine Ryan and Joel Dommett are also on the Sky Max show, hosted by Romesh Ranganathan, which starts at 9pm.

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‘Wealth gap’

SUCCESSION star Brian Cox has signed up for a two-part documentary about wealth on Channel 5.

He will tell his own story, from growing up in poverty to being a Hollywood actor, playing a mega-rich capitalist.

He said: “It is a fascinating subject, having lived on both ends of the wealth gap.”

Dan digs up a few old gags

FOR some, leaving the BBC’s shackles might mean the freedom to take on a raft of commercial deals.

Not for Dan Walker, though – he prefers to coin a cheesy catchphrase instead.

The former BBC1 Breakfast host will be panning for comedy gold when he joins metal detectorists and mudlarkers on Digging For Treasure: Tonight at 9pm tomorrow on Channel 5.

He said: “I wanted to call it Getting Diggy With It but the producers got rid of that.

“But I am keen to get some catchphrases in, such as: ‘It’s time to start biggin’ up the diggin’, ‘Don’t throw shade on the spade,’ and, ‘It’s great when you excavate.’

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