Amy Winehouseâ€™s father Mitch is to host a new interview show from the back of his taxi for Livingâ€™s online channel Liv, where he will also deliver an alternative Christmas message.Liv channel editor Amy Barham, said it was a â€œcoupâ€ to have Winehouse fronting a show because he is known for his â€œforthright, no-holds-barred approachâ€.He will interview Baywatch and Knight Rider star David Hasselhoff in the first part of the weekly chatshow, titled Mitch Winehouseâ€™s Showbiz Rant. Each instalment of the 12-episode run will last three-and-a-half minutes.The show was ordered by Liv commissioning executive Alex Ayling.The first episode will air today [2 November] at 4pm. The second episode will air on Thursday 5 November and then on consecutive episodes every Thursday. The series will run for a total of 12 weeks.In Winehouseâ€™s interview with Hasselhoff, topics covered include â€œthe perils of the music industry and the pressures of being a showbiz fatherâ€, as well as the Loch Ness monster and Shoreditch vampires.There will also be a festive special on Christmas Eve, in which the host will broadcast an alternative Christmas message.
Virgin Media Television has signed up Mitch Winehouse to front a weekly show that will run on Living TV's new online spin-off Liv.