Channel 4 has announced a new primetime comedy quiz show entitled I Literally Just Told You, with comedian Jimmy Carr set to host.
I Literally Just Told You will be the first game show in history to provide all the answers to the contestants while the questions are written as the show goes on.
Commenting on his inspiration for the show, creator Richard Bacon said: “I Literally Just Told You just feels like a natural Channel 4 show, who are a perfect fit for this, and it’s irreverent nature takes me back to my Big Breakfast days.
“I had this hunch that most people’s short-term memory is so bad you could just give contestants AND the audience all the answers in a game show, and they’d still get most of them wrong.”
Cash will be added to the prize pot for every correct answer, but the competitors must pay attention and remember the things they see in the minutes before the question.
Come the finale, the last two standing will set each other questions in a battle of wits and nerves.
Carr added: “I Literally Just Told You is the best pitch for a TV show I’ve ever heard. All the best ideas sound crazy when you first hear them, but I genuinely believe this idea will stay crazy for years.
“And most importantly, I like the title, which makes it sound like I’m properly annoyed with you just for asking me what it’s called.“
I Literally Just Told You will air on Channel 4 and All 4.