- Panel Show
- 2016 - 2018
- 26 (3 series), plus 1 Highlights episode
- Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon
- Dara O Briain, Steve McNeil, Sam Pamphilon and Ellie Gibson
- Dominic English
- Steve Smith
- Darren Sole, Rohan Acharya, Ross Murray, Donald Taffner Jr., Iain Coyle, Simon Lupton and Michaela Hennessy-Vass
Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit is based on the smash hit live Edinburgh show Go 8 Bit and hosted by comedian and gaming enthusiast Dara O Briain. Each week the show will see two celebrity guests compete to be crowned '8 Bit Champion'.
The team captains are Steve McNeil, a self-confessed gaming geek, and Sam Pamphilon, a cynical amateur, who both devised and hosted the original Edinburgh show. Each week they guide their celebrity guest team-mate through five rounds of increasingly competitive gaming contests.
Whether it be an arcade classic like Pac-Man, the latest blockbuster Grand Theft Auto or Fallout title, the most cutting-edge computer technology - or even larger-than-life game-inspired physical challenges, Dara and the show's resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson are on hand to adjudicate, commentate, and generally wind up the contestants.
For Series 2 only, the show was followed by companion format Go 8 Bit DLC.