For the first time ever, two peak time entertainment shows made by STV Productions have gone head-to head in the schedule. Celebrity Catchphrase and new kid on the block And They’re Off for Sports Relief were in direct competition for viewers on Saturday night at 6pm.
On ITV, hit game show Catchphrase kicks off the new year with a hilarious celebrity special hosted by Stephen Mulhern. Comedian Jimmy Carr, Cold Feet star Fay Ripley and Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds show off their most competitive sides in the show, with all three equally determined to walk away with £50,000 for their chosen charity.
Meanwhile on BBC One, viewers can tune in to STV Productions’ new six-part game show, And They’re Off For Sport Relief. Presented by sports presenter and Strictly Come Dancing2016 champion Ore Oduba, the show will see a host of famous faces take part in fun – and unpredictable – obstacle courses, including running through mud and hurtling down giant water slides before a final showdown.
STV Productions Head of Entertainment, Gary Chippington, said: “We’ve never competed with ourselves for the Saturday night audience before, but it’s a great position to be in and viewers have two brilliant entertainment shows to choose from. The Catchphrase celebrity special is one of our funniest episodes ever, while And They’re Off For Sport Relief is a great mix of a dramatic quiz with even more dramatic races. Great family fun all round!”
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