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The Hot Desk

The Hot Desk
Directed by
  • Chris Gillett
  • Joe Evans
Presented bySee full list
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series11
No. of episodes66
Executive producer(s)
  • Stephanie Denington
  • Faith Guoga
Running time8–10 minutes
Original networkITV2
Original release15 November 2007 –
24 March 2017

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 was 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. The show was launched with Mel Blatt and Nicole Appleton interviewing Liam Gallagher (who was in a relationship with Appleton at the time). Filmed on London's Hampstead Heath, Liam was less than complimentary about Peter Andre in his usual inimitable style.



Since the show's early "edgy feel" mix of new bands and no-holds-barred style approach, the show became less focused on new talent and more celebrity-led. One format question asked to every guest was '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 was 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 provided the producer with great access to the biggest music stars and A-list celebrities.




Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
15 November 2007 Liam Gallagher Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2008 The Hoosiers Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton
2008 Johnny Vegas Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton
2008 The Saturdays Dave Berry
2008 McFly Emma Willis


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2009 Taylor Swift Dave Berry
2009 Akon Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton
2009 Kelly Clarkson Dave Berry
2009 Peter Andre Emma Willis
2009 Seann William Scott Dave Berry
2009 Lily Allen Dave Berry
2009 Marilyn Manson Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton
21 July 2009 Liam Gallagher Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2010 Russell Brand Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton
2010 Paloma Faith Dave Berry
2010 The Vampire Diaries Melanie Blatt and Nicole Appleton
2010 Ed Westwick Emma Willis
2010 Alexandra Burke Dave Berry


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2011 Ellie Goulding Dave Berry
2011 Kelly Rowland Jayne Sharp
2011 Matt Cardle Dave Berry
2011 Olly Murs Jayne Sharp
2011 Sugababes Dave Berry
1 November 2011 One Direction Emma Willis
2011 Jessie J Dave Berry


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
22 September 2012 P!NK Alice Levine
2012 Usher Emma Willis
2012 Rita Ora Dave Berry
2012 Little Mix Alice Levine
2012 Professor Green Laura Whitmore
2012 Tulisa Contostavlos Laura Whitmore
2012 Nicki Minaj Dave Berry


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2013 Ke$ha Dave Berry
2013 Rizzle Kicks Arazou Baker
2013 Keith Lemon Laura Whitmore
2013 Union J Alice Levine
2013 Tinie Tempah Laura Whitmore
2013 Kodaline Dan O'Connell


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2014 Mark Ronson Melvin Odoom and Rickie Haywood Williams
2014 Ashley Roberts Laura Whitmore
19 August 2014 Kylie Minogue Emma Willis
2014 Pixie Lott Dave Berry
2014 The Vamps Pixie Lott
2014 Rixton Laura Whitmore
16 November 2014 McBusted Matt Willis
2014 Neon Jungle Sarah-Jane Crawford
2014 Nicole Scherzinger Laura Whitmore


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2015 Alesha Dixon Laura Whitmore
2015 Meghan Trainor AJ Odudu
2015 Fleur East AJ Odudu
28 February 2015 Blue Poppy Jamie
10 March 2015 Kelly Clarkson Laura Whitmore
21 March 2015 Ella Henderson AJ Odudu
28 March 2015 Ed Sheeran Laura Whitmore


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
11 January 2016 Ella Eyre Rickie Haywood Williams and Melvin Odoom
11 January 2016 Nick Jonas AJ Odudu
28 April 2016 DNCE Becca Dudley
10 May 2016 Adam Lambert Laura Whitmore
15 May 2016 Nathan Sykes Maya Jama
27 May 2016 Zara Larsson Laura Whitmore
29 May 2016 Caroline Flack Laura Whitmore
2016 Vicky Pattison Vick Hope
2016 Busted Becca Dudley
22 October 2016 Louisa Johnson Roman Kemp


Original air date Guest Presenter(s)
2017 The Vamps Roman Kemp
24 March 2017 Emma Willis Dave Berry


External links

Categories: 2007 British television series debuts | 2017 British television series endings | 2000s British television series | 2010s British television series | ITV television programmes | English-language television programs | British music television programmes

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