Comedy  |  Oct 6, 2020

Donna Preston returns for Series 2 of Hey Tracey on ITV2


Hey Tracey!, the comedy quiz show in which teams ask a virtual assistant to call people up to help them answer questions, is to return to ITV2 for a second series.

ITV confirms: "After a successful first series, comedian Joel Dommett is back with a second series of his crazy quiz show Hey Tracey! for ITV2 where we see more celebrities make more hilarious prank calls to win cash for members of the public.

"Hey Tracey was one of the biggest new entertainment launches on ITV2 last year and has been extended to include a Christmas Special."

Talking further about the format, they say: "In real life if you don't know the answer to a question you can ask Siri or Alexa, but in this show unfortunately you're stuck with Tracey our very own virtual assistant. Played by comedy writer and performer Donna Preston, if our celebrities don't know the answer to Joel's unusual questions, they can enlist help from Tracey.

"Each time our celebs summon her help, Tracey can connect them with someone in the real world that might know the answer. Less phone-a-friend, more like comedy cold calling.

"Highlights from series 1 included Ferne McCann calling a surgical supplier to ask if they do cosmetic surgery to reduce genitals, Kem Cetinay inventing an imaginary son in an attempt to find out how many bones a shark had, and Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton being put on hold by a Chinese supermarket while the staff debated which fruit smelled like French-kissing your dead gran."

Joel Dommett, who is also currently hosting The Masked Singer, says: "I can't wait to do another series of Hey Tracey!. It's a shame they have asked Tracey back too. I was hoping they would sack off that pointless robot and put my name in the title. I'm excited to see another set of famous faces squirm as they try and find the answers to my weird and wonderful questions."

James Abadi, the executive producer at Dr Pluto, comments: "We had great fun last series and we are over the moon to be back. We can't wait to get started on the second series and see how far the celebrities will take it to find the answer they are looking for."

Paul Mortimer, ITV's Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions said: "After a successful first series we're delighted to be back working again with Dr Pluto on this fun and crazy show. Joel brings his unique style and humour as always and I'm looking forward to seeing another set of celebrities try and convince the general public to help them find the answer."

Peter Tierney, ITV's Assistant Entertainment Commissioner said: "Hey Tracey! feels right at home on ITV2. It's fun, unpredictable and totally nuts and it's great to see Joel back at the helm."