Sky resurrects Fantasy Football League
May 17, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Sky is bringing back Fantasy Football League, the iconic football show blending football fanaticism with celebrity chat. Originally fronted by the show’s creators, David Baddiel and Frank Skinner, the duo will be passing the ball to new hosts, Matt Lucas and Elias James.
Fantasy Football League will return to TV screens this autumn for a 16-episode run on Sky Max and NOW.
Lucas said: “I loved watching Fantasy Football League with Frank, David and Statto and am chuffed to bits to be a part of this new incarnation. I now make a living eating cake and watching football. I must be the luckiest man in the world. I also get to share the sofa with Elis, who is not only hilarious but the biggest football geek I’ve ever met. See you next season.”
James added: “I couldn’t be more delighted to be bringing back Fantasy Football League, although Matt’s Arsenal obsession means writing meetings are often derailed by long, wistful chats about Ray Parlour. To be presenting a show I used to tape off the telly is a dream come true. The ambition is to make a show that’s as loved as the original, and fill it with references to Swansea City without making it unwatchable.”
Th newe series was commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky for Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky. Produced by Avalon, Fantasy Football League will be Series Produced by Spencer Millman and the Series Director is Peter Orton.