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Fonejacker is returning to Channel 4 tonight for one time only

Shola Lee

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Fonejacker is returning to Channel 4 tonight for one time only

Fonejacker is back on our television screens tonight, 21 October, for one night only.

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The hit Channel 4 series Fonejacker stopped airing in 2008, and while creator Kayvan Novak has since moved on to other projects, many missed seeing him wreak havoc on the general public — you know what I mean?

Now, though, the expert prankster is back, and fans couldn't be more excited as he gears up for a stint on Friday Night Live, hosted by Ben Elton.

That's right! Tonight, at 9pm, fans can tune in to the 90-minute special to mark Channel 4's 40th anniversary.

The evening will include a host of legendary comics, from Jo Brand to the ever-annoying Fonejacker.

For those not familiar with the BAFTA award-winning series that launched in 2004, let us clue you in.

Fonejacker returns tonight. Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Fonejacker returns tonight. Credit: WENN Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo

Fonejacker was a hit British comedy series that saw Kayvan Novak play the part of various whacky characters as he prank called unsuspecting business owners and members of the public, who had no idea it was a wind-up.

Each episode offered up a variety of personas, all played by Novak, with viewers watching on in shock as the helpless members of the public fell prey to the hilarious Fonejacker.

Despite the anxiety-inducing phone-jacks, people are pretty excited to see the show return, with some taking to Twitter to share their love of the series. One user commented: "No television will ever compare to when Kayvan Novak was being driven around in a cycle rickshaw in a balaclava and sunglasses."

Novak even has a podcast based on the series. Credit: @kayvan_novak/Instagram
Novak even has a podcast based on the series. Credit: @kayvan_novak/Instagram

While another said: "Omg who remembers fonejacker?! Lol good times."

Though for anyone wanting to continue the fun after tonight, Novak has a whole podcast dedicated to Fonejacker.

According to the synopsis of the podcast, it features: "100% brand new prank calls from the BAFTA award-winning Fonejacker himself Kayvan Novak. Featuring classic characters like car salesman Terry Tibbs, serial complainer Dufrais Constantinople, Art Critic Brian Badonde, cold caller Irish Mike, Internet Service Providings and many more!"

And, let's be honest, listening to someone make prank calls is way easier than bearing the pressure yourself during a drunken night when your mates decide to hand you the phone.

You can tune into Friday Night Live tonight at 9pm on Channel 4 and All 4.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Celebrity, News, TV and Film, Viral, Channel 4

Shola Lee
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