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Al Murray to front ITV1 pub quiz

Al Murray is to host a pub quiz show for ITV, called Facthunt.

He will front the seven half-hour shows in the guise of his Pub Landlord creation, asking questions of genuine pub teams across the country.

Murray has already used the title Facthunt as a fictional TV quiz on his Sky One sitcom Time Gentlemen Please, and for a round of audience participation in his live shows.

The ITV show, which will be aired this spring, will be made by the production arm of his agents Avalon, who also made his An Audience With Al Murray - The Pub Landlord, which airs this weekend.

Joint managing director Jon Thoday said: “It's good to see ITV following through with another brilliant comedian.”

And Claudia Rosencrantz, head of entertainment at ITV, added: “I have really enjoyed working with Al on Hell's Kitchen and An Audience With and am delighted he is now doing Fact Hunt.”

Murray has also announced a 30-date live tour this autumn, entitled …And Another Thing, which kicks off in Wimborne Dorset, on October 29 and ends in Bedford on December 20. Click for tour dates

He said: "Touring is the best way to eat sandwiches on the motorway I can think of. It will have been a year since my last BLT on the M6, and I can't wait.”

 

Published: 19 Mar 2005

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