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Comedians to tour local newsrooms for new TV show

Comedians will tour local newsrooms for their new television series about the regional press.

Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe are set to visit newspaper offices around the country for Hold The Front Page, which was commissioned by Sky Max earlier this year.

Appeals are now being put out for readers to come forward and share their “original, local, funny or unusual” story ideas with the two comedians as they attempt to make the front pages of papers around the UK.

Among the newsrooms they will visit for the programme are those of the Northamptonshire Telegraph and the Yorkshire Post.

Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar with the West Sussex Gazette team

Josh Widdicombe and Nish Kumar with the West Sussex Gazette team

Speaking to the Telegraph, Mr Widdicombe said: “I was forced to become a comedian after a period of being by far the worst journalist on the Guardian sportsdesk.

“Consequently, I’m delighted that Sky has given me the opportunity to prove once and for all that I 100 percent made the right decision in leaving this noble trade.

“Most of all I’m delighted they have paired me with one of the only people I know who has less chance of doing well in a proper important job.”

Production of the series comes after a successful pilot was produced last year, in which the comedians wrote a series of articles for the West Sussex Gazette.