Jeopardy! UK premieres January 10th on BBC First with new episodes rolling out weekly
(Toronto, ON – December 14, 2023) – This winter, the instantly recognizable and nostalgic game show Jeopardy! has crossed the pond with the all-new British reboot, Jeopardy! UK (20×60’). Hosted by national British treasure, Stephen Fry (The Morning Show, Veep, The Hobbit), the family-friendly quiz show will see contestants play to win, using their best general knowledge to end up on top, amassing winnings as they go. In each episode, airing weekly, three contestants compete to be crowned Jeopardy Champion, but it takes quick thinking and even quicker reactions to claim the title. It’s a fast-paced battle of wits and skill with dramatic twists and turns, as no one knows where the potentially game-changing Daily Doubles are hiding each day. The reboot will allow participants to play an extra round compared to the original format, increasing the stakes for the players. Jeopardy! UK premieres Wednesday, January 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on BBC First in Canada.
“I am dizzy with delight and honoured to host Jeopardy! UK,” says Stephen Fry. “I hope Canadians watching this endlessly rewarding game show will welcome me into their homes as they did the great and iconic Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek. Audiences should be prepared for a nostalgic and uniquely beguiling good time to grace screens on BBC First in Canada this January.”
Canadian legend Alex Trebek hosted the syndicated version Jeopardy! from 1984 to 2020; the first version of the show was hosted by Art Fleming on NBC from 1964 to 75 and 1978 to 1979. It is currently hosted by Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) in the U.S. Stephen Fry is no stranger to hosting quiz shows, having hosted the popular British quiz program QI from 2003 to 2016. QI is also available on BBC First for Canadian audiences to enjoy.
Jeopardy! UK is a Whisper North production for ITV1 and ITVX. Executive Producers are Kerri Reid, Tom McLennan and Stephen Fry. It was commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment and Leanne Clarke, ITV Entertainment Commissioner. The original U.S. quiz show Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company and distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.
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