Hugely popular comedian set for TV return in brand new BBC quiz

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Jason Manford, one of the UK’s most beloved comedians, is gearing up for a triumphant return to television on the BBC. The 42-year-old funnyman is set to host the eagerly anticipated quiz show, ‘The Answer Run,’ a fresh addition to the BBC1 lineup.

Manford will oversee the thrilling contest where contestants will battle it out, aiming to accumulate correct answers in a series of rapid-fire 50/50 questions. Expressing his excitement about the new venture, Jason shared, “I’m chuffed to bits to be back on BBC daytime again with The Answer Run.”

The show promises to be addictive, with its fast-paced nature and moments of high jeopardy. According to Manford, viewers can expect a rollercoaster of split-second decisions from contestants. “It’s 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,” he remarked, assuring viewers that a light-hearted approach will accompany the show.

Jason Manford returns for another new game show after successfully hosting “Unbeatable”.

In a candid interview with The Sun, the comedian spoke about the upcoming quiz show and his enthusiasm for returning to daytime television. He conveyed, “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.”

Jason Manford excited to host new show

This exciting announcement follows Jason’s successful ‘Like Me’ tour, which played over 280 shows. Furthermore, it sets the stage for his major new tour, ‘A Manford All Seasons’. The multifaceted comedian, who juggles TV dramas, West End musicals, quiz show hosting, and a Sunday morning radio show on Absolute Radio, is making 2024 a year to remember.

Jason Manford is not a stranger to hosting quiz shows, having previously fronted ‘Unbeatable’. Despite the show’s conclusion after two series, Manford’s infectious energy and engaging hosting style have paved the way for ‘The Answer Run.’

Looking back at Manford’s television career, it’s evident that he’s been a constant presence in the entertainment landscape. From hosting BBC One’s ‘The One Show’ to presenting the ‘2017 Laurence Olivier Awards,’ Jason has showcased his versatility as a performer. His role as Marty in the 2015 BBC Drama ‘Ordinary Lies’ and appearances in various shows like ‘8 Out of 10 Cats’ further underline his diverse talents.

As Jason Manford fans await ‘The Answer Run,’ they can catch a glimpse of the comedian on ITV, hosting ‘The National Lottery’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash’ at 6 pm this Sunday. Jason promises non-stop entertainment featuring stars like Take That, Busted, Paloma Faith, and more.

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