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ITV to move News at Ten to launch The Nightly Show

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Image caption David Walliams will be the first guest host

ITV is to move its News at Ten back to make room for a new daily entertainment programme.

The Nightly Show will be launched next year and will be fronted by a different guest presenter every week.

Author and comedian David Walliams will host the first week, with more presenters due to be announced soon.

The show will go out at 22:00 five nights a week, with the News at Ten pushed back to 22:30 during The Nightly Show's initial eight-week run.

The news will move back to its regular slot when The Nightly Show finishes its run.

Earlier this year, ITV said it had "no plans to permanently move the news from the 10pm slot".

Walliams said he was "thrilled to be the first host for this brand new show".

ITV said the series would feature a "high tempo mixture of topical monologue, studio games, celebrity guests, experts and VTs [pre-recorded items]".

Episodes will be recorded in London at 18:00 on the evening they are broadcast.

Peter Davey, ITV's head of comedy entertainment, said: "We're really excited about launching this bold new show, and delighted that David will kick off what will be an eight-week entertainment treat for viewers."

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