Ex-Prodigy member LEEROY THORNHILL has recorded a TV series for the BBC with former TAKE THAT star MARK OWEN, nme.com can reveal.
According to a BBC spokesperson, the unlikely pair were filmed touring sites associated with the Euro 2000 football championships on a moped for ‘Mark Owen’s Celebrity Scooters’, an eight-part series starting on BBC Choice on June 7.
The spokesperson told nme.com: “The first city they visited was Liege in Belgium, and Leeroy had such a good time he hung around, and also joins Mark on his scooter in Bruges, Eindhoven, Arnhem and the final episode in Amsterdam. There are other celebrity guests along the way, and they take on teams from each city at football.”
Leeroy, who left Prodigy in April after nine years with the group, releases ‘The Twisted EP’, his first single as Flightcrank, on June 12, as previously revealed on nme.com.
He is also set to be a regular guest presenter on new nightly entertainment show ‘Liquid News’, and is expected to make his debut on the BBC Choice show next Wednesday (May 31). He recorded a pilot episode last night (May 23), on which he spoke about Noel Gallagher‘s departure from Oasis in relation to his own split from Prodigy.
Show editor Chris Wilson said Leeroy was “very natural” and added: “He was really up for it, he didn’t seem fazed at all by it. The only thing he said was ‘Please don’t make me read off an autocue because I’ll have to put on my glasses’!”