The signing is for digital channel Dave, and it will be the first Brit show Cleese will be doing after the last series he made in the UK in 2001 for BBC1's science show The Human Face. "We're over the moon as John Cleese is such a legend. We've heard lots of channels have tried to get him to front things but he always says no," the Sun quoted a Dave source as saying.
"Batteries Not Included will see John take the essence of his 007 character and combine it with some bizarre gadgets," the source added.
Cleese, 69, will be joined by other celebs in the show, including Alex Zane, Danny Wallace, Dom Joly and Richard Herring.