Dara O Briain is to return to Mock The Week after the BBC ordered a seventh series of the show.
 
Another 12 episodes will air on BBC Two this summer, starting on July 9, the corporation has announced.
 
Regulars Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard and Andy Parsons – who have all just enjoyed sell-out stand-ups tours thanks to the exposure the panel show gave them – are also returning, as is Outnumbered star Hugh Dennis.
 
Mock The Week has proved a ratings-winner for BBC Two, regularly pulling in more than three million viewers to its 9pm slot as well as becoming a huge hit on BBC iPlayer.
 
A BBC spokesman said: ‘There may be no Olympics this year but the team will be able to decide on their approach to Barack Obama and the current state of British politics as well as commenting on the usual tabloid scare stories, reality TV controversies and multiple British sporting embarrassments that occupy our summer months.’
 
Mock The Week was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, whose previous hit Whose Line Is It Anyway? ran for ten years on British TV before making a very successful transfer to America.
 
It first appeared in 2005, and guests over the previous six series have included Michael McIntyre, David Mitchell, John Oliver and Greg Proops.

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