24-year-old YouTuber Elijah Quashie has signed up to present The Peng Life for Channel 4.
Known as Chicken Connoisseur on YouTube, Elijah is famous for his chicken establishment review series The Pengest Munch. Gaining as many as 2.5 million views per video, he reviews fried chicken shops around London to determine whether the chicken is “dead” or “peng”.
For his new show on Channel 4, The Peng Life, Elijah will expand beyond reviewing only fried chicken. Experiencing “street” and “elite” level food and fashion of all kinds, Elijah will meet up with celebrities to find the “pengest luxuries”, while also judging whether more expensive food is worth it compared to its cheaper equivalent.
Elijah explained in a statement, “On YouTube I do the chicken ting, but now on Channel 4 I’m reviewing everything. The cheapest stuff to the most expensive stuff. Basically the deadest stuff you’ll ever find to the most expensive, baller-status stuff. I’ll see if it’s worth the moolah. Hold tight.”
Channel 4’s Becky Cadman said the signing of Elijah was an attempt to “bring his captivating presence to TV”.
The Peng Life is set to air later in 2017.
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