Matthew Kelly, the iconic Stars In Their Eyes presenter, is gearing up for another return to television. The former YouBet host is set to feature in the last and highly anticipated series of Inside No. 9, a comedy series penned by the same creative minds behind the League of Gentlemen.
Filming for the ninth series of this BAFTA Award-winning show is currently in full swing, and it promises to be a star-studded affair. Alongside Matthew Kelly, the cast includes household names such as Dorothy Atkinson, Charlie Cooper, Mark Bonnar, Philippa Dunne, Siobhan Finneran, and Joel Fry.
Reece Shearsmith and Steve Pemberton, the brilliant minds behind Inside No. 9, shared their thoughts on the upcoming series. The pair said: “It is with mixed emotions that we announce we have started filming the final series of Inside No. 9. We honestly feel like golden ticket winners – which makes us not a couple of Wonkas but a pair of Charlies.” It will be interesting to see what dark role the duo have in mind for Matthew Kelly will play.
Matthew Kelly’s Long-Awaited Return Excites Fans Of The Show
The show, known for its innovative storytelling and diverse cast, has been a fan favourite since its launch in 2014. Over the years, it has garnered critical acclaim and numerous awards. Amongst other awards, they claimed the 2021 BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy.
Director of BBC Comedy Jon Petrie admired the series: “Inside No. 9 will be hugely missed, but this final series promises to be a treat for all their avid fans.”
The final season will consist of six episodes, each presenting a unique narrative style. Reece and Steve, reflecting on their journey, noted: “We take the finest ingredients (stellar casts and creatives) and blend them with our secret recipe to produce unique confections that are delicious and often deadly.”
TV Star Deserves Limelight After Cruel Accusations
Matthew Kelly’s return to the limelight is particularly noteworthy, considering his career took an unexpected turn many years ago due to false accusations. Addressing this, it’s heartening to see him back in action and contributing to such an acclaimed series.
In January 2003, Kelly faced allegations of child sex abuse, which were later disproven. Despite being cleared of all charges, the incident significantly impacted his career. However, the resilient entertainer persisted, making sporadic appearances on TV adaptations and stage performances. Reassuringly, BBC Studios Comedy Productions is bringing Matthew Kelly back to mainstream television.
As the final series unfolds in 2024, viewers can expect a rollercoaster of emotions, laughter, and surprises. No doubt it will showcase the brilliance that has made “Inside No. 9” a timeless comedy classic.