Announcing 'The Chels' - The Chelsea Podcast with Phil Daniels

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England's Premier League Champions Chelsea, now get the podcast they deserve by England's Premier League actor.

Playback Media

Phil Daniels is an iconic figure and his love of his football club Chelsea, is reflected in this witty, irreverent half hour dedicated to it

Playback Media, the London based podcast production company today announces the launch of their eighth title for the new football season, 'The Chels - The Chelsea Podcast.'

Hosted by actor Phil Daniels and fellow fan Ceri Levy, The Chels takes a weekly look at the fortunes of Premier League champions and FA Cup holders, Chelsea Football Club from a fan's perspective.

Daniels has been a household name since playing starring roles in the iconic British films Quadrophenia and Scum in 1979. More recently TV viewers watched him in more than 200 episodes of Eastenders as Kevin Wicks, film goers will know him as the voice of Fetcher the rat in Chicken Run and music fans for his narrated verses in Blur's classic Brit Pop anthem Parklife. In 2008 Phil Daniels became a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. So he sings, acts and dances, but this is first opportunity to host a show all about his fist love, Chelsea FC.

The Chels is a free podcast available now and every week from iTunes and and will feature regular celebrity guests with an equal love of Chelsea to share their experiences and opinions. The podcast is supported by Facebook and Twitter pages so fans of the podcast to get involved too.

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About Playback Media
Playback Media produces football themed entertainment podcasts that address the experience of being a fan. Our podcasts are regularly the highest charting independent podcasts on the iTunes chart and compete head on with productions from the major media groups.

Current Playback Media podcasts are;
'It's Up For Grabs Now - the Arsenal Podcast with Alan Davies' - iTunes #1
'The Spurs Show with Phil Cornwell' - iTunes #1 and winner of four EPL podcast awards
'Heart and Hand - The Rangers Podcast' - iTunes #1
'It'll Go To Penalties' - iTunes #2
'Stop! Hammer Time'
'Not Just a Matter of Life and Death - the Liverpool Podcast'
'The Manchester United Redcast'
'The Whistleblowers'
'The Chels - The Chelsea Podcast'    

Playback Media was founded by London talent agent and Spurs Show co-presenter Mike Leigh and Internet entrepreneur Paul Myers and produces five iTunes Top 20 football themed podcast titles.

In the inaugural 2008-09 EPL Awards, The Spurs Show won the Best EPL Club Podcast category (and received an Editor's Choice award in the same category). In that same year, Phil Cornwell won the Best EPL Podcast Presenter award, too.

In the 2009-10 EPL Awards, The Spurs Show won an Editor's Choice award in the Best EPL Club Podcast category and won the Best EPL Podcast Presenter award - for the second year in a row.

Myers sums up the Playback formula for success, “Our podcasts are not about football. They’re about being a fan. Football is the background music, but the common theme that runs through all our podcasts is that shared experience of being the fan of a club and going through the same emotional experience as our presenters, at the same time. And it helps that they’re very, very funny too.”

Playback’s Arsenal podcast ‘It’s Up For Grabs Now’ presented by Alan Davies is a regular Number 1 podcast on the iTunes chart since it’s debut in 2009.

Mike Leigh comments, “Phil Daniels is an iconic figure for many and his love of his football club Chelsea, is reflected in this witty, irreverent half hour dedicated to it. We believe The Chels will gain an international following, way beyond the faithful regulars of Stamford Bridge.”

Playback Media Ltd.
Tel: 020 3239 6466

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