Star Wars Rise of Skywalker star Warwick Davis working on ‘hybrid’ chat show

He's back as Wicket the Ewok in The Rise of Skywalker, but Star Wars stalwart Warwick Davis also has his own destiny to fulfil – as a chatshow host.

Warwick may be in the biggest franchise in the galaxy but as the final film of the series hit cinemas this weekend, he has revealed he is planning his next project.

The 49-year-old, who currently hosts ITV1 quiz show Tenable, reveals: “I don’t think as an actor you ever really retire. I love what I do. As long as people are still asking me to get in front of the camera I’ll be there.

“I’m working on a few ideas which potentially could go to ITV.

“It could be a really exciting year next year if it all works out. It’s kind of hybrid [idea], it’s ­‘chat-esque’ shall we say.

"Ultimately, chat show is where I want to be. I’ve ticked off all the other things on my bucket list and that would be the one that needs to be ticked off.”


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Warwick has played several characters in the Star Wars universe, including Wald in Phantom Menace, Wollivan in The Force Awakens, Weeteef Cyubee in Rogue One and Wodibin in The Last Jedi.

He has even got his family roles in the franchise, including 16-year-old son Harrison, who plays Pommet in this final instalment.

Yet it’s as furball Wicket that Warwick is best known to fans of the Rebel Alliance.

But will the force – of TV bosses – be with him? Or is he not the chatshow host they’re looking for?


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If they are hiring an Ewok as a TV host, maybe they could look at other Star Wars characters.

Darth Vader, with his experience of paternity issues, would surely be a shoo-in to take over Jeremy Kyle’s famed DNA tests.

Han Solo could show Top Gear fans how to do a lap in under 12 parsecs.

And 900-year-old Yoda might be the perfect new host for BBC’s How to Live Longer.

But I’d stay clear of Jabba the Hutt. In the post #MeToo world, making guests wear a gold bikini exposes him as a real slimeball.

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