We’re all in social media group chats, sharing a stream of our private thoughts, updates and lols. But are the group chats of the stars just like ours?
As part of BBC Radio 2’s Funny Fortnight, Celebrity Groupchat is a new comedy show that finds out just what celebrities chat about in private. Bringing together the station’s Breakfast Show news presenter and group chat admin Tina Daheley, stand-up royalty Russell Kane, supermodel and presenter Jodie Kidd, and DJ, presenter and Love Island ring leader of romance Laura Whitmore, in their very own celebrity group chat to shoot the breeze, share their lives and let the hilarity ensue.
In this episode, we see our four celebs discuss all the current goings on in the world; whether its coronavirus, cancelled jobs or the state of their fridges. There’s even a make do and mend toilet roll tutorial from Jodie’s 90-year-old friend, ahead of the country going into self-isolation.
Talking on the show, Russell Kane said “get ready for oversharing within minutes, I felt so comfortable in the group, like being in a family group chat, I totally forgot that some of it would be shared with the public!”
Since filming the episode, Tina Daheley said: “this was such a great celebrity “experiment” to be a part of. As group admin, I delved deep to find out what on earth these celebs actually talk about in their group chats. Tune in to see if it was just as glamourous as we all think. With a brilliant line up of celeb guests, I was really and truly sad to leave the group chat at the end!"
Funny Fortnight returns, comprising of six, 30-minute shows, plus two specials with Patrick Kielty interviewing Mel Brooks, and Steve Martin with Martin Short. These will be broadcast across Saturday 21 - Sunday 22 March, and Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 March, and will also be available on BBC Sounds.
CELEBRITY GROUPCHAT AIRS SUNDAY 22 MARCH AT 9.30PM ON RADIO 2
AVAILABLE ON BBC SOUNDS IMMEDIATELY AFTER