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Dara O’Briain to host Blockbusters quiz reboot

Dara O'Briain (Credit: BBC)

The revival will stay true to the original 80s and 90s format of the show, which aired on ITV, and sees students attempting to cross a hexagonal board for a chance to win an ‘experiential prize.’

Students and sixth formers will answer trivia questions correlating to a certain letter and be able to move forward onto the iconic Gold Run bonus round.

The first two series are set to be recorded early next year and will include two celebrity specials.

“I’m delighted to take over this classic quiz-show,” commented Dara O’Briain.

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Joel & Nish vs the World

Monday: Comedy Central, 9pm​

Back for a second season, stand-ups Nish Kumar and Joel Dommett continue their hilarious journey around the world, humiliating themselves in the process. In this episode, the pair embark on a gruelling trek up a mountain in Peru. Will their one-liners help them conquer such a quest?


Rob Delaney to host Stand Up Central

(Credit: Comedy Central)

Each episode will feature stand-up from Catastrophe writer and star Rob Delaney, before he introduces two guest comedians to perform in front of the live audience. Past series have included the comedy stylings of Al Murray, Katherine Ryan, Russell Howard, Sara Pascoe, Lee Nelson and Jimmy Carr.

“I’m excited to be hosting a series for Comedy Central that will showcase a slew of great stand-ups and is also walking distance from my house,” joked Rob Delaney.

The previous series of Stand Up Central were hosted first by Russell Howard and then by Chris Ramsey.