Gay stars dominate Channel 4 schedule

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Celebrities including gay stars George Michael and Boy George are to be lampooned in a new satirical sketch show on Channel 4.

Star Stories, launched as part of the station’s autumn line-up, will include pastiches of the 1985 Live Aid concert featuring George Michael and of Boy George doing his recent community service.

The Live Aid sketch features U2 lead singer Bono bullying the former Wham front man subjected to ridicule in a new Channel 4 show.

Gay historian Dr David Starkey will also be hosting a series on the House of Windsor.

Other programmes in the new lineup include the Great British Fat March, featuring a walk from the south of England to Scotland, and a show presented by former footballer Ian Wright helping overweight children shed the pounds.

Thankfully Film Four is still free this autumn.