Rhod Gilbert is the new permanent host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the show's first permanent presented in five years since Simon Amstell left the BBC2 show.
Rhod Gilbert has been named as the permanent host of comedy panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks. The BBC2 show has lacked a permanent presenter since 2009 when Simon Amstell departed so he could work on his own comedy tours and performances.
Rhod Gilbert is the first permanent Buzzcocks presenter in five years.
The comedy world mourns the loss of the influential manager and producer.
Addison Cresswell, an influential comedy agent and producer, who helped along the careers of noted British comedians like Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee and Michael McIntyre among others, has passed away. Cresswell was 53. His management company Off The Curb, released a statement Monday, saying that the producer had "passed away in his sleep at home".
Cresswell famously managed Jonathan Ross' 2006 deal with the BBC.
The statement said Cresswell be would be "fondly remembered as a devoted mentor, a dear friend and an unforgettable character". Cresswell reportedly had a heart attack on Monday morning, BBC News reports.
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Jack Dee, Armando Iannucci and Steve Coogan - Adam Buxton, Jack Dee, Steve Coogan, Armando Iannucci and Ronna & Beverly, real names Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo Thursday 31st May 2012 at the Sky Atlantic launch at The Electric Cinema, Notting Hill