Joe Lycett has launched a 'cancelled' podcast for one episode only ahead of his upcoming documentary 'Joe Lycett Vs. Sewage' releasing on Channel 4.

Named the 'Turdcast' Lycett interviews former footballer and current Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker.

In the only episode of Turdcast, Lineker talks to Lycett about the now-legendary moment he ‘relieved’ himself on the pitch in England’s opening game of the 1990 World Cup in front of hundreds of millions of people, Gazza [Paul Gascoigne] farting during team baths and more. 

The episode is available to listen to on platforms such as Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

The podcast was meant to launch in November last year, but was 'cancelled' following a publicity stunt at Liverpool's Albert Docks.

Why was Joe Lycett's Turdcast originally 'cancelled'?

Back on November 23, 2023, Lycett posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, that he would be at Albert Docks to interview members of the public "about their toilet horror stories" for the first episode of the podcast.

As part of this, a giant inflatable toilet was set up which leaked fake sewage (marine mud) into the water at Albert Docks.

The subsequent ‘fall-out’ led to Lycett aborting the launch and subsequently announcing that the podcast had been cancelled, all with the aim of drawing wider public attention to UK water companies spilling sewage into the nation’s waterways and seas.

On the podcast website, Lycett shared: "So a few months ago I made a documentary about sewage for Channel 4.

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"In the course of making this TYPICALLY EXCELLENT piece of television, I have donated the contents of my bowels to science, spilt a load of fake effluent into the Royal Albert Docks in Liverpool and recorded a turd-themed podcast with Gary Lineker. What am I like? (answer: I am awful.)

"Why have I done all this (other than out of a desperate need for attention?) It’s to show you all how much sewage is being spilled in our rivers and seas – and how little the water companies are doing about it."

Joe Lycett Vs. Sewage airs at 9pm on Tuesday, February 20 on Channel 4