Xfm DJ Justin Lee Collins will replace comedian Jimmy Carr as presenter of The Friday Night Project in a major revamp of the series due to be unveiled by Channel 4 on Wednesday.
Xfm DJ Justin Lee Collins will replace comedian Jimmy Carr as presenter of The Friday Night Project in a major revamp of the series due to be unveiled by Channel 4 on Wednesday.

C4 has decided to use the second series, made by Princess Productions as an opportunity to nurture new talent.

Collins, who appeared on C4 as host of Flipside TV and is currently filming three more episodes of his Bring Back? series, has signed an exclusive TV deal with the broadcaster that will see him continue to work on other projects.

The Friday Night Project is pencilled in to return in January.

It is not known if the other regular presenters from series one - Rob Rouse, Sharon Horgan, Lucy Montgomery and Abi Titmuss - will return.