Coming on 14 January: Celebrity Bridge of Lies - Ross Kemp's nail-biting BBC One quiz show

We caught up with host Ross Kemp to find out how he's feeling about taking over Saturday nights and discover more about the celebrity teams taking on the Bridge of Lies

PHOTO: Left to right: Lawrence Chaney, The Vivienne, Tia Kofi, Ross Kemp and Kitty Scott-Claus / Image: BBC/STV/Graeme Hunter (Press Release First Published: 10 January 2023)



Ross Kemp is heading back to BBC One to host a new series of hit quiz show Bridge of Lies – and this time, he’s taking on Saturday nights.

The series – which became the BBC’s best-performing new daytime quiz show of the previous 12 months when it first aired in March 2022 – will see this celebrity special on from 6.05pm from Saturday 14 January, with teams of celebrity contestants competing for the first time.

Much-loved actor and presenter Kemp, fondly remembered for his role as Grant Mitchell in EastEnders as well as presenting a number of critically-acclaimed documentaries, will preside over the celebrities as they try to win money for charity by crossing the bridge, careful to step on the truths and avoid the lies, or risk falling off and out of the game.

The contestants in each star-studded team all have something in common. In episode one, the team is made up entirely of soap actors, with stars of EastEnders (John Partridge), Coronation Street (Faye Brookes), Emmerdale (Natalie Anderson) and Hollyoaks (Richard Blackwood) putting their usual rivalry aside to take on the bridge together.

In a far cry from their Noughties girlband chart battles, episode two sees Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt join forces with Sugababe Amelle Berrabah, as well as Claire Richards

(Steps) and Kéllé Bryan (Eternal), in a “pop icons only” special, while later episodes will feature teams of comedians, radio broadcasters, Strictly stars, sporting legends, TV presenters, and some of the most memorable queens to grace the Drag Race UK stage (full line-up details below*).

Along with eight episodes of Celebrity Bridge of Lies, series two of Bridge of Lies will return to BBC One Daytime on Monday 23 January, with members of the public once again taking on the bridge in the hope of bringing home some cash.

Filmed at BBC Studioworks in Glasgow, Celebrity Bridge of Lies was ordered by Kate Phillips, Commissioning Director for the BBC, while Bridge of Lies was recommissioned by Lindsay Bradbury, Acting Head of Daytime & Early Peak. The Commissioning Editors are Alex McLeod and Neil McCallum. Both series are produced by STV Studios, with Gary Chippington, STV Studios’ Creative Director of Entertainment, continuing to serve as Executive Producer.

Source BBC One

January 13, 2023 3:00am ET by BBC One  


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