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Channel 4 to pay tribute to Sean Lock with special programming

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Channel 4 to pay tribute to Sean Lock with special programming

Channel 4 is to pay tribute to the comedian Sean Lock with special programming on Thursday night.

The comedian has died of cancer at the age of 58, his agent said on Wednesday.

Lock appeared in a number of Channel 4 shows including 8 Out Of 10 Cats and its spin-off, 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as TV Heaven, Telly Hell.

On Thursday, Channel 4 will air the comedian’s stand-up special, Sean Lock: Keep It Light at 10pm, followed by a classic episode of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown at 11pm.

A highlight reel of Lock’s performances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown will also be available on the All 4 streaming platform.

Channel 4 chief creative officer, Ian Katz, paid tribute to Lock in a statement describing him as “one of the most original voices in comedy and one of the loveliest people, too”.

He added: “Sean’s bone dry wit helped make 8 Out Of 10 Cats one of Channel 4’s best loved shows and we owe him a huge debt of thanks for all the years of laughter and fun.”

Channel 4 described Lock as a “much-loved part of the Channel 4 family” in a statement, adding he “played a pivotal role on the channel for over two decades”.

Published: by Radio NewsHub

Written by: Holiday Radio News Team

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