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  New BBC Game Show

Joe Lycett is creating a new BBC Saturday night game show based around the time it takes to complete silly tasks.

The comedian will host The Time It Takes, which challenges contestants to answer questions in the time needed to complete tasks such as unwrapping every Werther’s Original in a family pack, or deflating an airbed and putting it back in its box.

The show, made up of four rounds, will be full of “organised chaos, jeopardy, judgment and, most importantly, fun and laughs”, according to the BBC.

The challenger who gets the most questions right in their given time will be one step closer to winning a dream holiday.

The player with the lowest score will receive a special Time It Takes Tea Towel before leaving the show.

Lycett said: “Never before has so much relied on someone knowing how long a kettle takes to boil. The Time It Takes is one of the most brilliantly daft shows I’ve ever been involved in – and that’s saying something.”

Audiences will also discover how long it takes some of the UK’s favourite celebrities to enact certain assignments.

Jimmy Mulville, managing director of production company Hat Trick Productions, said: “The Time It Takes is a brilliant format which is brought to life by the hugely talented Joe Lycett. It’s both exciting and funny – just what you want at tea-time on Saturdays.”

The Time It Takes will air on BBC One later this year.

Vanity Fair

ITV has commissioned a new seven part drama Vanity Fair, starring Olivia Cooke.

Gwyneth Hughes’ adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s literary classic is set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, and follows Becky Sharp as she attempts to claw her way out of poverty and scale the heights of English Society. Her story of “villainy, crime, merriment, lovemaking, jilting, laughing, cheating, fighting and dancing”, takes her all the way to the court of King George IV, via the Battle of Waterloo, breaking hearts and losing fortunes.

Olivia Cooke - the 23 year old Oldham-born actress and star of Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming film Ready Player One - plays Thackeray’s heroine Becky Sharp.

Robbie Williams

Robbie Williams said in an interview today that it was not confirmed that he and his wife will appear on the next series of The X Factor.

Speaking to Radio 2 presenter Steve Wright, Williams said: “There is nothing confirmed. I can understand if you read the newspapers you’d think it was confirmed but my people are talking to their people so we shall see what happens, but if that doesn’t happen other things revolving around TV will definitely be happening.”

Whn asked if he insisted on his wife appearing with him on The X Factor, Williams said: “I haven’t said anything to anybody about anything… nothing is concrete.”



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