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Eddie Hall Eats America for Dave

Eddie Eats America is fronted by Eddie Hall

BBC Studios-owned multichannel operator UKTV has partnered with former World’s Strongest Man Eddie Hall to bring a food-focused docuseries to entertainment net Dave.

Eddie Eats America (12×30’) will see Hall, who won the international strength contest in 2017, attempt “to conquer the biggest eating and strength challenges that America has to offer,” according to the show’s producers.

The show has been commissioned for UKTV by Iain Coyle, head of comedy entertainment, and ordered by Richard Watsham, director of commissioning, and Steve North, genre general manager for comedy and entertainment.

Exec produced by John Quinn for North One Television and Coyle for UKTV, Eddie Eats America will be distributed by North One sister All3Media International. It will air on Dave later this year and will also be available on OTT service UKTV Play.

“Eddie Hall has taken on some big challenges in the past, but nothing quite like these,” said Quinn (The Big Fat Lies About Diet & Exercise). “America will push Eddie to his absolute limits.”

UKTV was recently was recently divided in two, with BBC Studios taking ownership of its entertainment channels and former joint-venture partner Discovery Communications taking its lifestyle channels.

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