Comedian Jack Whitehall will present a new unscripted football show called Training Days, debuting exclusively on YouTube in Spring 2018 in the lead-up to the 2018 World Cup.
The show is YouTube’s first advertiser-supported original commission from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
The series will see Jack visiting the training grounds of various international football teams to learn more about an individual player’s World Cup preparations and their post-training activities.
Jack announced the series in a video posted to his own YouTube channel, while also promoting the project on Twitter:
— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) January 30, 2018
Training Days is the first original series to be commissioned by YouTube outside of the US and will receive full advertiser support.
Production company Fulwell 73, co-owned by comedian and late-night talk show host James Corden, has partnered with YouTube to commission the series. Corden will also take on the role of executive producer.
Episodes will be posted exclusively on Jack’s official YouTube channel.
“With the Premier League now being one of the most popular and watched leagues in the world and being populated by many global footballing superstars, I’m really excited to be doing a show that can potentially be enjoyed worldwide,” Jack said of Training Days in a statement.
“And with James Corden as one of the producers, with any luck, this could turn into the Carpool Karaoke of football… except I can’t drive.”
Alongside the announcement of Training Days, Jack has also been unveiled as the new host of YouTube’s Brandcast live event. The annual event highlights the success of YouTube’s connection with large UK audiences.