The '90s shows will return for a one-off live special at 9pm on June 12
A whole host of musical guests have been announced for a 90-minute comeback episode of classic ’90s TV show TFI Friday.
TFI Friday will return for a one-off live special at 9pm on Friday, June 12, with host Chris Evans breaking the news via Twitter that the likes of Blur, Liam Gallagher and The Who’s Roger Daltrey will appear on the show. They will be joined by Stone Roses and Primal Scream bassist Mani, The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie, former Oasis drummer Zak Starkey, Rudimental and Years & Years. See Evans’ tweet below.
Channel 4 recently announced that the show will look back at classic moments from its “colourful history” as well as “introducing some brand-spanking-new features”.
The channel also confirmed that “music will form a hugely important part of this very special show”. TFI Friday was known for featuring live performances from the era’s Britpop bands and guests would walk on set to a snippet of ‘The Riverboat Song’ by Ocean Colour Scene – the very first band to perform on the show.
Evans said of the special: “I can’t believe it’s been almost 20 years since the first episode of TFI, and I’m thrilled to be bringing the show to a whole new generation who have never experienced the wonders of Baby Left Baby Right or It’s Your Letters.”
TFI Friday launched on Channel 4 in 1996 and Evans hosted the first five series of the popular entertainment show, which was broadcast at 6pm on Friday evenings. The show concluded with a sixth and final series hosted by guest presenters including Elton John, The Spice Girls, Sara Cox, Donna Air and Huey Morgan in 2000.
During a notorious appearance on TFI Friday, Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder was heard shouting “fuck!” several times during Black Grape’s performance of Sex Pistols’ ‘Pretty Vacant’ and was subsequently banned from appearing on Channel 4 for a period. Watch that incident below.
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