Britain's Got Talent's Daliso Chaponda has landed his own radio comedy series

Comedian will explore relationship between Britain and Africa in his own BBC Radio 4 show

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Comedian Daliso Chaponda has landed his first major gig since he finished third on Britain's Got Talent 2017.

Daliso was sent straight through to the live shows of the ITV talent contest after his hilarious jokes tempted Amanda Holden to hit her Golden Buzzer.


He won his semi-final with 41.1% of the public vote, before making the top three in the grand final, with Simon Cowell describing him as "the best comedian we’ve ever had".

Now Daliso is heading to radio after BBC Radio 4 handed him his debut solo comedy series.

'Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere' (working title) will see the Malawian comic build on his gags about his home country.

He will take on the role of 'cultural relationship guidance counsellor' as he explores the 'rocky' historical relationship between Britain and Africa, while sharing his own experiences of both places.

Daliso commented: "I am extremely excited to have a show on Radio 4 because it's been what I’ve listened to on trains and buses to gigs for years.

"I am delighted I'll now be able to tune in to myself!"

Sioned Wiliam, Commissioning Editor for Comedy for BBC Radio 4, added: "Daliso's comedy is shrewd and thought-provoking as well as being very, very funny.

"I am thrilled to be able to commission a series from him."

Although this is the first time he has worked on a show of his own, Daliso is no stranger to Radio 4.


He co-created its 2014 drama 'When The Laughter Stops' and guested on long-running satire format The Now Show earlier this year.

Citizen of Nowhere is expected to be broadcast in 2018.

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