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The Noughties start date, episodes and guests from new BBC Two series

The Noughties BBC Two release date, number of episodes and celebrities

A new BBC Two series is celebrating the best of the noughties – here’s all you need to know.


The Noughties is a ten-part series hosted by Angela Scanlon.

She will sit down with a host of celebrity guests to revisit cultural highlights from the noughtiest decade which included J.Lo’s green gown, Big Brother, The DaVinci Code and Adele’s debut album.

The decade also saw us fall crazy in love with Beyoncé, got introduced to David Brent, discovered who shot Phil and learned how to keep dancing with Bruce and Tess.

In each episode, Angela will be joined by two celebrity guests each week, where they’ll discuss the films, music, dramas, comedies, fashion and entertainment highlights that shaped every year between 2000 – 2009.

The Noughties starts on BBC Two on Wednesday 21 October at 10PM.

The list of episodes and guests appearing as follows:


2000 – Comedians Ellie Taylor and Geoff Norcott

2001 – Broadcasters and journalists Emma Barnett and Amol Rajan

2002 – Singer/Actress Kimberley Walsh and comedian Dane Baptiste

2003 – Comedian Rachel Parris and actor Nigel Harman

2004 – Radio presenters Clara Amfo and Dev Griffin

2005 – Comedian Russell Kane and actress Tracy-Ann Oberman

2006 – Broadcaster and journalist Grace Dent and comedian Nathan Caton


2007 – Actor Tyger Drew-Honey and TV presenter Cherry Healey

2008 – Comedian Chris Ramsey and singer Alexandra Burke

2009 – Presenter Gemma Cairney and actor/presenter Joe Swash

Each guest will have looking over the highlights, revealing their personal favourite moments, and explaining why the year they’re discussing was so important to them.

Angela Scanlon said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to revisit ‘The Noughties’, remembering some of the wildest telly/pop culture moments and celebrating the highlights with my amazing array of guests.

“From fashion and sporting icons, TV talent shows to our favourite sitcoms and the stars that dominated the headlines… this decade was punchy! It also allowed me to wear a velour tracksuit with rhinestone boots (again) and for that I am forever grateful.

“I hope it will offer a little escape and take people on a trip down memory lane to a time where what The Beckhams wore was a deliciously pressing global matter.”


She added: “I think the whole show is quite nostalgic and it feels nostalgic to even do a show like this. So it brought me back to times when the most pressing thing on your to-do list was to read The Da Vinci Code and make sure that you were up to date.

“Or I think one of the most glorious things was Huw Edwards on the news, talking about what happened in EastEnders that night. To me in 2020 when the news is literally apocalyptic, the idea of sitting down and being like, ‘What’s on the soaps?’ is like watching This Morning at ten o’clock at night. It feels quite joyful and innocent and lovely.”