Jason Manford to host new BBC One daytime quiz | The Answer Run based on snap 50/50 decisions

Jason Manford to host new BBC One daytime quiz

The Answer Run based on snap 50/50 decisions

Jason Manford is to host a new daytime TV show, The Answer Run.

BBC One has commissioned 25, 45-minute episodes of the ‘quick-thinking’ general knowledge show, which will be filmed in Glasgow this month.

The format is based on 50/50 decisions where each question can only fit into one of the two answers, such as ‘Beyonce or Barbie’ , ‘Neptune or Mars’ or ‘football or basketball’. Three pairs of contestants have to decide which way to swipe in a race against time.

Manford said: ‘I’m chuffed to bits to be back on BBC daytime again with The Answer Run. I really feel like this is going to be one of those addictive TV quiz shows where you’re sat at home shouting at the telly because you reckon you could’ve done better.

‘It’s fast paced, full of jeopardy and requires contestants to be able to make split-second decisions. But I promise we’ll have a laugh too.’

The comic previously hosted Unbeatable, which ran for 95 episodes between 2021 and 2023.

Rob Unsworth, head of commissioning for BBC daytime said: ‘Jason Manford is a firm favourite with viewers and the perfect host for this irresistible new quiz. It’s a brilliantly exciting format that builds to a real edge-of-the-seat finish, and we hope viewers will love playing along when it drops into our schedules later this year.’

It is being made by BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, whose creative director  Pete Ogden said: ‘We’re thrilled to have developed such an innovative and exciting quiz format in The Answer Run.  Jason is the perfect host, bringing his own unique wit and warmth to the show.’

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Published: 12 Feb 2024

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