The Weakest Link Renewed by BBC One


The Saturday night quiz show The Weakest Link has been renewed for a fourth season, to return to BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year with Romesh Ranganathan as host.

The new season will feature a number of special themed episodes, including Strictly Come Dancing, comedians, Gladiators and duos, with more to be announced. It will begin filming in Glasgow this spring, with The Weakest Link returning to BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year. Details of the celebrity contestants will be confirmed in due course.

The Weakest Link is currently averaging 3.5 million viewers across the series (stable on last season), peaking at 4.4 million for the EastEnders special (28-Days data).

Ranganathan said: “It’s really a delight to be part of the BBC One Saturday night experience. I once again look forward to taking the credit if it goes well and blaming the format if it doesn’t.”

Pete Ogden, executive producer of BBC Studios Entertainment Productions, said: “We’re so excited to be back with another series of The Weakest Link to entertain the nation with on a Saturday night. With the amazing Romesh back at the helm, we know there will be lots of laughs. We have some fantastic special episodes lined up for this series and can’t wait to put our stellar lineup of celebrity contestants to the test for excellent causes.”