Alan Davies becomes a chat show king on Dave

Alan Davies has landed his own chat show on Dave.

The QI panellist, who is currently exchanging comic banter about the Winter Olympics on BBC2’s Apres-Ski, will host the untitled show this summer.

The five-parter, which will feature both big names and rising stars in the comedy world, will see Alan primed with just a single fact about his guests and aims to emulate the atmosphere backstage at a comedy gig.

“I am looking forward to sharing what makes comedians tick and bringing some of the banter from long car journeys, gigs or backstage in the dressing room to Dave’s viewers,” said Alan, who returns as supersleuth Jonathan Creek for a new series on Friday February 28.