Dara O Briain

Dara O Briain

Date of birth: 04-02-1972
His show won best theatre tour in the 2008 Chortle awards.
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Dara O Briain's Go 8-Bit gets a spin-off

As series two guests are named

Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit is to return on May 15, TV channel Dave has revealed.

Guests in the second series will be: Vernon Kay, Russell Kane, Sara Cox, Lolly Adefope, Richard Osman, Rob Beckett, Edith Bowman, Gemma Cairney, Bec Hill, Elis James, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe, Jon Richardson, Daniel Sloss, Ellie Taylor and Robert Webb.

Games to played  in the new series range from classics like Mega Man 2 and Lemmings to cult titles like Octodad and Goat Simulator, up to modern-day bestsellers such as Angry Birds and Uncharted 4.

The show will be followed by a new half-hour games review programme called Go 8 Bit DLC, the initials standing for downloadable content in the games world.

This show will be hosted by  Go 8 Bit’s resident games expert Ellie Gibson with team captains – and format creators – Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon. It will feature guestss including comedians Susan Calman, Jamali Maddix, writer Rhianna Pratchett, musician Scroobius Pip and Harry Potter’s Weasley Twins, James and Oliver Phelps.

Gibson said: ‘I'm hoping it will offer an extended and enhanced user experience, so it's just like regular DLC, except we're not asking anyone to pay £7.99 for some new hats’

Iain Coyle, UKTV senior commissioning editor, said: ‘After the great success of Go 8 Bit, it’s a logical move for us to further engage with the gaming audience. Go 8 Bit DLC is a great fun show on its own terms and I’m delighted that we’re also extending our relationship with Ellie, Steve and Sam.’

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Published: 7 Apr 2017

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