Did you know 77% of Brits think international terrorism is the biggest threat facing the world – despite being 11 times more likely to die by slipping during a shower?
That’s the kind of frightening statistic we can expect to hear when compulsive worrier John Richardson faces his biggest fears for a one-off documentary on Channel 4.
Jon Richardson’s Dead Worried will see the comedian pair up with wife and fellow standup Lucy Beaumont to examine the many, many reasons we should all be too terrified to leave the house.
Richardson, who is also a fretful expectant father, said: ‘My green cross code has always been look left, look right, look up, look down, check your blind spot and you’ll probably still have some sort of accident. I hope viewers will find a clean, padded room to watch the show in, on a TV which has been tested to all current standards.’
Channel 4 commissioning editor Sarah Lazenby said: ‘Channel 4 is delighted to present this warm and light-hearted documentary which sees Jon and his wife Lucy comedically navigate some of the nation’s greatest fears of what is going to kill us, whilst taking a look at some of the people who are making it their mission to prevent our premature death.”
Executive producer Emily Hudd, from Rumpus Media, added: “Every day the news gives us another reason to be scared of life. As one of Britain’s most cautious men, Jon is the perfect guide to help us risk assess life in these scary times. And his wife Lucy is thrilled as he now knows how to create a shelter in the woods for their family in the event of total societal breakdown.”