Accompanied by a host of celebrity guests, we’ll see Rob delve deep into current news stories, viral trends and talking points aplenty. Well-known for his uncompromising opinions, the series will put Rob in fish-out-of-water scenarios, taking on other worlds outside his usual comfort zone and experiencing conflicting perceptions.
The Rob Rinder Verdict follows Rinder’s end-of-year review show for Channel 4 in December 2018, Rob Rinder’s Good Year Bad Year. The one-hour special saw Rinder sharply review the biggest moments of the year to judge whether it had been a ‘good’ or ‘bad year’.
Rob Rinder said, “I am thrilled beyond belief that Channel 4 have entrusted sorting out the world into my normal sized hands. Given the state of the current global leaders, this feels exactly right, and I look forward to the controversy of considering both sides of any argument.”
Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4, said, “Rob’s acerbic tongue and straight-talking approach makes him just the man we need to steer us through these rocky times. We are delighted to be working with him on a series that is set to be hilarious, insightful and no doubt, very cutting.”
Ben Wicks, Creative Director, Comedy and Entertainment at Expectation, added, “Rob Rinder has the caustic wit of Joan Rivers, the critical faculties of Clive James, and a legal mind so sharp he could negotiate a Brexit that could keep everyone happy. But sadly, he can’t as he’ll be on Channel 4 getting to the bottom of 2019 in a savagely entertaining manner.”
The Rob Rinder Show (4 x 60’ w/t) was commissioned by Channel 4’s Syeda Irtizaali, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and TV Events and Tom Beck, Head of Live Events and Commissioning Editor for Entertainment. Ben Wicks is the Executive Producer for Expectation. The series will air on Channel 4 later this year.