Alan Carr to Host New BBC Saturday Quiz Show


Alan Carr is set to host Picture Slam on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, in his first BBC Saturday night quiz show.

Picture Slam will see three teams face a series of pictures, and each picture is worth cash. The more they can name, the more they win.

Picture Slam is made by Triple Brew Media, part of All3Media’s Objective Media Group. The series will be distributed by All3media international.

Carr said: “Who doesn’t love a good quiz? When I found out the BBC wanted little old me to present Picture Slam, I jumped at the chance! I don’t know if I would be any good at the quiz, but luckily I don’t have to play it!”

Ed De Burgh and Ben Shephard, executive producers for Triple Brew Media, said: “We are super excited to bring this format to the BBC; Alan is the perfect fit for a game that will have the whole family shouting at the TV. It’s fun and addictive and appeals to viewers of all ages, who will be able to play along at home every Saturday night.”

Kalpna Patel-Knight, head of entertainment for the BBC, said: “Picture Slam is a fast-paced Saturday night play-along quiz that requires contestants to be fast thinking and fast acting, which results in loads of laugh-out-loud moments, making the quick-witted Alan Carr our perfect ringmaster!”