Famous faces star in Channel 4’s new film advertising a difference in the UK

Great British Bake Off star Prue Leith and Greg Davies of Taskmaster are among the famous faces starring in Channel 4’s new film that celebrates diversity and “strangeness”.

the film, titled Altogether Different, features over 30 celebrity broadcasters and promising talent from some of the channel’s popular shows to promote the collective differences of everyone in the UK.

The film opens with a twist on the film rating system classifying viewers W for Weird and TV show Davina McCall saying “You’re weird, I’m weird … There’s nothing normal about this place or anyone who lives here.”

Channel 4 said the film aims to encapsulate their public service by showing how the broadcaster is championing and trying to reflect the diversity of the entire UK with its content.

The film’s cast also includes comedian Rosie Jones, Adam Hills of The Last Leg, Jamie Demetriou of Stath Lets Flats, Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs and Paralympian Libby Clegg.

Steph McGovern, who hosts Steph’s Packed Lunch, Channel 4 News presenters Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Liam Dutton, Jamie-Lee O’Donnell and Dylan Llewellyn of Derry Girls and Fred Sirieix’s restaurateur of First Dates also all appear in the short film . .


Prue Leith is a judge alongside Paul Hollywood on Channel 4’s The Great British Bake Off (C4 / Love Productions / Mark Bourdillon)

Altogether Different will launch on November 19 ahead of Gogglebox and will be broadcast via Channel 4’s online, digital and social media channels.

This news comes amid discussions around the possible privatization of Channel 4, which is publicly owned and receives its funding from advertising.

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Zaid Al-Qassab, chief marketing officer at Channel 4, said: “Overall Different reflects why Channel 4 was created – to authentically represent unheard voices and the cultural diversity of the UK.

“This film is an entertaining celebration of our collective differences as something that unites us all, and reminds viewers that Channel 4 is the first target for the diverse, distinctive British content they love.”

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