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Channel 4 extends Steph’s Packed Lunch run


Steph’s Packed Lunch’s run has been extended until 2023.

Expectation and Can Can Productions will continue to make the Channel 4 show at Leeds Dock after seeing its viewing figures rise 9% over the last year.

“I am chuffed to bits to see Steph’s Packed Lunch go from strength to strength, it’s a confident, modern, upbeat and feelgood show – just like Steph herself – and she and the brilliant team who make it more than deserve all the award nominations,” said Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features for Channel 4.

“We are so pleased to have commissioned it for an extended run and can’t wait to see what more there is to come from the gang at Leeds Dock.”

The show has been nominated in the Daytime category at this weekend’s BAFTAs.

“Seeing a show born in the regions pick up a BAFTA nomination and this fabulous recommission is testament to a brilliant and dedicated team, a super talented host in Steph and the inspired support of the channel. We are so grateful and absolutely delighted…onwards!” added Rebecca Papworth, MD of Can Can Productions.

Channel 4 added that the show had also been a “strong training ground” for production and editorial talent in Yorkshire, with staff who joined at junior levels being promoted to senior roles.

“This recommission gives us a dizzying number of opportunities to go even further with our incredible host who will stop at nothing to inform and entertain the nation,” said Ben Wicks, Creative Director, Comedy Entertainment, Expectation.

“All hail our incredible team, who day in, day out make the most joyous show on TV, and the mighty people at Channel 4 who couldn’t have backed the show more wholeheartedly.”

The series editor is Nicholas Steinberg and the executive producers are Rebecca Papworth for Can Can Productions and Ben Wicks for Expectation. Jayne Stanger is commissioning editor for Channel 4.

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