ITV Daytime has commissioned two series of the hit courtroom show Judge Rinder, with seasoned British openly gay barrister, Robert Rinder.

Robert Rinder, an expert in criminal defence, was called to The Bar in 2001 and works on large-scale fraud, murder and money laundering cases and gives lectures across the UK on financial crime. He married his husband in Ibiza in 2013. He and his husband were married by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The two 50 x ‘60 episode series will air in 2015 following a successful first series which regularly saw the daily 2pm programme reach over one million viewers.

The series – commissioned by ITV’s Director of Daytime – Helen Warner, is set in a studio courtroom with Rinder hearing real small-claim cases, assisted by an usher who directs the participants through the court process.

Each show features up to three different disputes with both sides presenting their version of the facts. After interviewing claimants and defendants, Rinder rules on each case with participants agreeing that the judge’s decision is final!

Helen Warner said:

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“I’m delighted to be bringing Judge Rinder back to ITV Daytime for a further two series. Rob has a unique appeal to viewers of all ages and the show is brilliantly produced by Tom McLennan and his team.’

Rob Rinder said:

“I’m thrilled that the show is returning for yet another two series and I can’t wait to bring justice to more people and work on even more challenging and entertaining cases.”

Judge Rinder is an ITV Studios Entertainment Production for ITV Daytime. The Executive Producer is Tom Mclennan and the Series Producer is Kate Broadhurst.

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