Jason Byrne to host new gameshow | Scavenger hunt-style show for Dave

Jason Byrne to host new gameshow

Scavenger hunt-style show for Dave

Jason Byrne is to host a new gameshow for Dave, loosely based on a scavenger hunt.

In Don’t Say It, Bring It, Byrne will take to the street and asked to go and fetch back items that he has suggested.

Based on an original Spanish format, the show will be filmed in towns and cities across the UK including Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Western-super-Mare and Whitby this summer for broadcast later in the year.

In each town, Byrne pitches up with a loud hailer and a small on-screen crew to pick the players to win a cash prize.

The comic said: ‘It's the best indoor outdoor gameshow I've ever worked on... I loved giving away cash to the great British public on the streets. Up with this sort of thing!’

Examples given are £50 to bring back a walking stick, £100 for a contact lens, or £250 for a butcher named Tom. ‘This show is so easy it's impossible,’ Byrne added.

Twenty half-hour episodes have been ordered by UKTV’s director of commissioning Richard Watsham and Dave general manager Steve North. It is expected to air in an early-evening slot.

North said: ‘Dave viewers have a real appetite for fresh and funny formats and I think they will love this energetic, entertaining gameshow.  We are so happy to have Jason host his first show with us.’

Earlier this year, Byrne was commissioned to write a series of adventure novels for children based on The Five Os – four boys and one girl who have magical powers and an O in their surnames.

Published: 7 Jul 2017

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