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itv2 commissions STV Productions to make second series of Fake Reaction

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itv2 has commissioned STV Productions to make a second series of comedy entertainment show Fake Reaction.
 
The 10 x 45’’ episodes, up from eight episodes in series one, will air in 2014 with filming starting this autumn. The first series of Fake Reaction was broadcast earlier this year attracting a peak audience of over half a million viewers.
 
Host Matt Edmondson (Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records, Radio 1, T4) will return for the second series along with regular team captains Joe Swash (I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now, EastEnders) and Ellie Taylor (Snog Marry Avoid?, Show Me the Funny), and resident games demonstrator Hot Meat.
 
Each episode sees two celebrity teams forced to hide their natural reaction in a series of hilarious and sometimes shocking challenges. The celebrities put on their best poker face to undertake an array of outrageous trials, and the side who can best conceal their true reactions and fool the opposing team wins the game.
 
Gary Chippington, head of entertainment for STV Productions, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be working with the team at ITV2 on a new series of Fake Reaction. We’re looking forward to coming up with more riotous and ridiculous challenges for our celebrity guests and our regulars.”
 
Director of Channels and Acquisitions at ITV, Angela Jain said: “We're delighted that Fake Reaction is returning for a second series. With Matt's wit, Joe's unbelievable up for anything attitude and Ellie's charm, it's a great, fun watch".
 
The commissioning editor is Claire Zolkwer, ITV Commissioning Editor, Comedy Entertainment.
 
STV Productions developed the Fake Reaction format with LA-based production company Kinetic Content. Fake Reaction is based partly on a Fuji TV game show format.
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv
 
Anna Hendry
0141 300 3830 / 07921 494 654
anna.hendry@stv.tv