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Roman Kemp and Vick Hope to host 2Awesome on ITV2

Published: Fri 16 Dec 2016

Roman Kemp and Vick Hope to host 2Awesome on ITV2
 
ITV2 today announce that Roman Kemp and Vick Hope are to host 2Awesome, the brand new two-hour Sunday afternoon show from 1pm to 3pm starting on the 8th January, which will feature exclusive UK premieres of some of AwesomenessTV’s most popular US programmes.
 
ITV and AwesomenessTV announced a partnership earlier this year, which sees ITV2 acquiring exclusive UK premiere rights to the global youth-brand’s premium series, a mix of drama, reality, comedy and thriller which will air in this new two-hour show.
 
Roman says, “I can't wait to start 2Awesome, it's great to have this type of show back on TV. Working with ITV is something that I am really enjoying, so being asked to co-host a great show like this, was an easy decision to make.”
 
Vick Hope says, “I'm so excited to be presenting 2Awesome! I love that ITV2 are passionate about bringing a show like this to its audience. The 2Awesome vibe feels a lot like the weekend shows I watched growing up, so I'm really honoured to be a part of this. Working with such brilliant team, I know this is going to be a lot of fun... What a great start to 2017!”
 
2Awesome will launch on 8 January at 1pm and the two-hour show, made by ITV Studios, will launch with AwesomenessTV content including Guidance, Side Effects, Third Wheel and LA Story.
 
Executive Producer Debbie David said, “2Awesome will be a brand new destination, bridging the gap between YouTube and TV.  As well as celebrity interviews with a twist, we will also be taking some of the biggest social trends and challenges and recreating them with guests.” 
 
Adding, “The TV show will integrate and embrace its very own Instagram and Snapchat (@weare2awesome) which will offer unseen exclusives and behind the scenes as well as encouraging our audience to get involved.”
 
The Commissioning editor for 2Awesome is Assistant Comedy Entertainment Commissioner, Gemma John-Lewis.
 
Gemma John-Lewis said, "Our partnership with AwesomenessTV has given us a fantastic platform to bring audiences this great content, and also the opportunity to bring two rising star presenters to the fore in this new ITV2 show. Vick and Roman are the perfect companions for 2Awesome Sunday afternoons on ITV2; they have great on-screen chemistry and I'm looking forward to audiences seeing them in action from January 8th.”
 
In addition to the ITV2 zone, a selection of AwesomenessTV shows will also premiere exclusively on the ITV Hub, with the first series premiere, you’ve been t@gged, went live on the ITV Hub on December 10th.
 
Season one of you’ve been t@gged is a psychological thriller that follows three teenage girls that become inexplicably connected after a series of violent videos are sent to them from an unknown user.
 
Freakish and Betch will follow you’ve been t@gged as Hub exclusives in January and February, making it the first time that ITV’s on demand service will feature exclusive original series.
 
 
AwesomenessTV was founded by Brian Robbins, producer of Smallville and One Tree Hill, and has become a leading global youth brand creating new drama, comedy and entertainment series for platforms including Verizon, Netflix and Hulu, working with some of YouTube's most successful content creators.
 
About Roman Kemp
At just 23, Roman Kemp is one of the country’s youngest and most promising broadcasters, working as digital presenter and resident social media reporter for The X Factor, and with his own daily show on hit music station Capital FM. Roman began showcasing his flair for presenting from his bedroom in 2013, when he started uploading videos to YouTube. From there he created the football channel Pitch Invasion TV. Experimenting with his role as an online presenter, he began posting comedic content on his channel, with hilarious pranks and impressions, and continued to solidify his online presence in 2014 presenting Adidas ‘Gameday Plus’ ‘to over 1.1M subscribers. His works for Adidas saw him travel all around Europe to interview and spend time with the best footballers in the game, including 6 World Cup winners.
 
About Vick Hope
Vick Hope is a rising star presenter with an eclectic range of broadcasting and entertainment news reporting already under her belt. She has presented documentaries, entertainment news bulletins FYI Daily for ITV2 and Access for Channel 5, fronted 4Music’s presenter-led programming and sports series like Street Velodrome for BT Sport, as well as radio presenting for Capital Xtra and BBC Radio Cambridge. Online, Vick became the face of Vevo’s first ever presenter-led programming, VVV, amassing hundreds of thousands of views, while her interviews with stars such as Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Harrison Ford and Jennifer Lawrence for ITN interviews have hits in their millions.  Vick has fronted content for brands including Boots, very.co.uk, Virgin Media, Apple, Red Bull and Toyota.
 
About AwesomenessTV
AwesomenessTV is a multi-platform media company owned by Comcast, Hearst and Verizon. Included under the AwesomenessTV banner are AwesomenessTV, a leading destination for original programming serving the global Gen Z audience; the ATV Network, a global creator community; Big Frame, an influencer talent management company; DreamWorksTV; Awestruck; Awesomeness Films; Wildness; as well as consumer products, music and branded entertainment divisions.  AwesomenessTV was founded by Brian Robbins (Smallville, Varsity Blues, All That) and Joe Davola (In Living Color, Smallville, MTV Networks). Check out www.awesomenesstv.com.