ITV’s Sorry, I Didn’t Know Open to New Writers

Sorry, I Didn’t Know, the TV panel show that centres on Black history will return to ITV for a second series. ITV says: “Jimmy Akingbola will return to host the new series which will air in October on ITV and ITV Hub, as part of ITV‘s Black History Month celebrations. Chizzy Akudolu and Judi Love will also be back as the team leaders.”

Having begun on ITV2 as a pilot in 2016 the show switched to ITV in October 2020 as a four part series featuring guests Colin Salmon, Angie Le Mar, Tom Allen and Russell Kane.

The new series is offering the exciting opportunity for two new writers to join the show’s team. Open to all new writers, the competition organisers say: “Whether you’ve written for TV before or not, have an agent or don’t, it really doesn’t matter.”

The successful writers will be offered paid roles and will receive a writing credit on the show. The role will involve three to five days work in July, working from home and joining the other writers on Zoom.

Fraser Ayres says: “The world of writing for comedy panel shows is incredibly difficult to break into, so we’re opening up the doors to find writing talent that might not usually get this opportunity. We don’t care what you’ve done before, or whether you have an agent – we just want to find people who are funny, passionate and love Black history to go on this exciting journey with us.”

ITV commissioner Joe Mace said: “We’re very excited to have SIDK return for a second series. After last year’s successful debut, we’ve expanded the show to five episodes and can’t wait to welcome new writers onto the team.”

To apply for the writing role click here!

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