Sunday 18 August 2019

Sue Perkins to make a name for herself in new BBC quiz

Sue Perkins has been confirmed as the host of a new BBC Two quiz show
Sue Perkins has been confirmed as the host of a new BBC Two quiz show

The Great British Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins is to present her own BBC Two quiz show.

Perkins will swap baking for buzzers in Insert Name Here, where comedians and historians will battle it out to argue they have found the greatest owner of a particular name.

She will be joined by Pointless star Richard Osman and comedian Josh Widdicombe as team leaders on the programme.

The 46-year-old said: "In Hebrew, the name Susan means 'graceful lily', in Khmer it means 'girl with the bad puns' and in ancient Aztec it translates as 'she with the cockerel hair and dirty glasses'.

"This particular Susan can't wait to get stuck into a whole host of Davids, Peters, Jonathans and Gertrudes - with the help of a magnificent Richard and a wonderful Joshua."

Insert Name Here aims to follow in the footsteps of the BBC's tradition of "clever quizzes" like QI, Only Connect and Mock The Week.

BBC Entertainment's acting controller Alan Tyler said: " The pilot brilliantly combined humour and history to somehow move from St George to George Clooney via George Michael and George Bernard Shaw.

"I still don't know how it did that but I do know that I'm looking forward to seeing grown-up, intelligent, funny people hurling names at each other."

The show will air next year.

PA Media

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