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November 2007 – present
Melanie Blatt, Emma Willis, Dave Berry, Jayne Sharp
Live from Studio Five, FYI Daily, CD:UK, ITV Nightscreen, The X Factor
The Hot Desk is a British music interview show that has been hosted by a number of presenters including Nicole Appleton, Melanie Blatt, Dave Berry, Emma Willis, Laura Whitmore, Sarah Jane Crawford and Alice Levine. The show is produced for ITV by UMTV.TV.
The Hot Desk first appeared on ITV Mobile in November 2007 and represented ITV Mobile's first made-for-mobile commission. Since 2008, it has been shown on ITV2; moving into its ninth series in 2016.
Since the show's early 'edgy feel' mix of new bands and no-holds-barred style approach, the show has become less focused on new talent and more celebrity-led.
One format question asked to every guest is 'call, text or reject' where the guest is given three people related to their lives, one they call, one they have to text and the other they must reject.
At the end of each interview, the celebrity featured is asked to sign the "Hot Desk" with a marker pen. This is reminiscent of TFI Friday, the television show hosted by Chris Evans which ran from 1996 to 2000. When Evans finished his interviews, he would also ask the celebrity to sign the desk with a marker pen. This format provides the producer (www.umtv.tv) with great access to the biggest music stars and A-list celebrities.
Celebrities interviewed on The Hot Desk since launch include: