Miles Jupp: 'I'd be very surprised if there was more Rev'

Rev (opens in new tab) star Miles Jupp (opens in new tab) has ruled out a return of the show with Olivia Colman and Tom Hollander.

The popular, award-winning BBC2 sitcom came to an end in April last year and fans hoping for it to come back will be disappointed.

“It seemed to be to be finished,” he told Radio Times. “Although I thought the same after series two. I would be very surprised if there was more. I don’t see it.”

Miles is set to take over from Sandi Toksvig hosting BBC Radio 4′s The News Quiz.

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He will be the fifth person to chair the show, and the prospect of heading such a popular programme is one he finds daunting.

“It’s iconic, and that is what is both frightening and exciting. It’s like being told, ‘Here’s this beautiful thing we made – it’s your turn to hold it, don’t break it’.”

Sandi Toksvig

Sandi Toksvig (Ian West/PA)


The show, entering its 88th series, will not be altered too much, but he is hoping to refresh the guest list.

“I would like to get some politicians on, particularly those who are capable of actual thought and speech,” he says.

“I want to make sure we keep having journalists on too. They really go for the stories, whereas comedians tend to pick around the periphery of a news item and make jokes in the margin, which is valid. But journalists talk about news stories in a way that makes them more accessible.”

Miles is married and a father of five, but he has not shown his children Balamory, the children’s show that propelled him to stardom.

Miles Jupp in Balamory

Miles in his Balamory days (PA)


“I used to be worried about showing it to them because I thought that they would find it very odd. But I guess now children film themselves on an iPad and watch it back, so probably now being on screen, there’s nothing magic about it.”


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