‘Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out’ will return for a full new series

A Christmas special airs on December 29

It was recently announced that Vic Reeves’ surreal comedy Big Night Out would return over Christmas for a one-off special. Now it’s been revealed that there will be an entire new series of the show too.

Originally broadcast on Channel 4 in 1990, the show was a TV adaptation of material performed by Reeves and comedy partner Bob Mortimer at clubs in the early days of their career.

The show will be re-titled Vic & Bob’s Big Night Out and will include classic sketches from the show’s original run – along with new features, musical numbers, skits and stunts.

The half-hour Christmas special airs on December 29 on BBC Two and Reeves has confirmed that the show will return for a full new series.

He told The Sun: “We’re going to start writing a full series of Big Night Out in January. We’ll spend next year on it.”

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Vic and Bob’s Big Night Out is pretty much like Shooting Stars without the guests,” Reeves added. “TV audiences are a lot older now so if you do a bit of nostalgia, it’s always going to appeal to them.”

When announced earlier this year, the duo said that “the time is right” for the revival.