Justin Lee Collins inks deal with Five

Justin Lee Collins has signed up to an exclusive two-year contract with Five.

The presenter, known for his big hair, beard and distinctive West Country accent, will host a new prime time game show called Heads Or Tails, in which contestants will have the chance to win £1 million on the toss of a coin.

In March, Justin said he planned to retire from showbiz in two or three years’ time, but has said he was delighted to be joining Five.

“I am thrilled to bits to be working exclusively with Five and to be making shows that I’m really passionate about,” he said.

JLC, 35, hosted his own chat show on digital channel ITV2 earlier this year, The Justin Lee Collins Show, and has presented a number of Bring Back… programmes, in which he attempted to reunite people associated with cult TV shows and bands of the past.

Five said that in addition to the new gameshow, Justin would also front a “raft of new entertainment and factual shows” over the coming months.

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