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
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
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.
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 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.”