Jason Manford to host BBC quiz show The Answer Run

Monday 12th February 2024, 8:27am

Jason Manford

Jason Manford will front The Answer Run, a quiz show for the BBC's daytime schedule.

25 episodes, each 45 minutes long, are set to be filmed in Glasgow in March, to air on BBC One later in the year.

Between 2021 and 2023, Manford hosted 95 episodes of Unbeatable on the channel, a quiz show in which players had to find the best answer from six options.

The comic told The Sun: "I'm chuffed to bits to be back on BBC daytime again with The Answer Run. I really feel like this is going to be one of those addictive TV quiz shows where you're sat at home shouting at the telly because you reckon you could've done better. It's fast-paced, full of jeopardy and requires contestants to be able to make split-second decisions. But I promise we'll have a laugh too."

The new format sees contestants competing in pairs - answering questions "ranging from Beyonce or Barbie to Neptune or Mars, football or basketball and everything in between"- with teams eliminated until one duo remains with a chance to win the cash that has been banked.

Talking about daytime television, Manford says: "It's a market of people who are under-represented - the audience who watch telly during the day. They still need entertaining, and often you almost become part of their day and routine, so I think it's really important."

The star's new stand-up tour, A Manford All Seasons, begins in November.

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