Celebrity Bridge of Lies Returning with Second Season


BBC One has set the premiere of Celebrity Bridge of Lies season two, hosted by Ross Kemp, for April 6.

A new lineup of celebrity contestants will take on the interactive bridge, carefully stepping on truths and avoiding the lies, in the hope of winning cash for their chosen charities. The new season will introduce the “hotline” feature, which will allow the playing contestant to seek advice from their teammates in the waiting room if they’re stuck.

The first episode’s contestants include Dion Dublin, Sam Quek, Melvin Odoom and Joanna Page. Later episodes in the season feature teams of pop icons (Sinitta, Ian “H” Watkins, Ritchie Neville and Una Healy), BBC Morning Live presenters (Gethin Jones, Dr Ranj Singh, Anna Haugh and Briony May Williams) and soap stars (Chris Bisson, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Simon Gregson and Danielle Harold). Other teams include actor Kevin Fletcher and his wife and presenter Alex Beresford and his father. The latter duo recently one Celebrity Race Across the World.

While Celebrity Bridge of Lies will air on Saturday nights, the original Bridge of Lies will continue on weekdays.

International format sales, outside of the U.S. and Australia, are handled by BBC Studios Distribution.

“I have such a brilliant time filming the daytime version of Bridge of Lies, but there’s something about the celebrity series that ramps the jeopardy up a gear,” Kemp said. “Maybe it’s the fact that the celebs are doing it for charity… or simply that they have reputations to uphold!”

He continued, “This year’s series is filled with big personalities, and the competition is fiercer than ever. The usual rivalries between popstars, soap stars and comics are left at the door because, as we’ve learned with this show, the only way you can conquer the bridge is by working effectively as a team. But remember, celebrities, it’s Saturday night——so let’s have some fun too!”