Ricky Hatton is to host a live weekly chat show on Nuts TV in the channel's highest profile commission to date.

The 6 x 60-minute Ricky Speaks is made by Daisybeck Productions and will air in the run-up to Hatton's next fight against Paulie Malignaggi in Las Vegas.

Hatton has performed as a stand-up comedian in the past and the series will showcase his irreverent humour, as well as his more serious side, following the launch of his Ricky Hatton Boxing Gym in Manchester.

The format will include topical sports discussion, showbiz chat and insight into Hatton's training regime. The series will be co-hosted by former Talk Sport presenter Dom McGuiness and will be filmed at the Press Club in Manchester. It will also feature exclusive live links to Hatton in his Las Vegas training camp.

Ricky Speaks is expected to draw an array of celebrity guests from the boxer's contacts book. A spokeswoman for the Turner Broadcasting-run channel said it hoped the boxer would be joined by some of his high-profile friends, including Liam and Noel Gallagher and footballer Wayne Rooney.

Turner Broadcasting senior vice-president and general manager Dee Forbes said securing Hatton's services was testament to the quality of the channel.

“He's the perfect fit for our audience who will be treated to a unique insight into the world of Ricky Hatton,” said Forbes.

The series will begin at the end of the month, with five of the six episodes airing on consecutive Sundays. The final episode will go out after the fight on 22 November.

Hatton has been upping his TV profile in recent months and featured in a two-part fly-on-the-wall doc series made by Mentorn Media for Sky One, called At Home with the Hattons.