Building on the recent announcement of three further series of legendary quiz show Fifteen To One, Channel 4 has ordered a further commission of four celebrity specials – Celebrity Fifteen to One – to air later this summer. Remedy Productions, part of the Argonon group, will produce the shows.
Fronting the celebrity specials will be Australian comedian and presenter of The Last Leg, the award-winning satirical round up of the week’s news; Adam Hills. Taking their places at the fifteen podiums for TV’s toughest general knowledge quiz will be well known faces from the worlds of comedy, entertainment, sport and music. The celebrities will fight it out for the chance of winning tens of thousands of pounds for a charity of their choice.
Episode one features Sean Lock, Kay Burley, Alex James, Bill Oddie, Sally Phillips, Hugh Dennis, Tony Hadley, Emily Atack, Christian O’Connell, Charlie Brooks, Joe Lycett, Nicky Clarke, Alison Hammond, Brian McFadden and Michael Vaughan.
Those taking part in episode two are Ken Livingstone, Meera Syal, Kate Humble, Russell Kane, Vic Reeves, Rebecca Front, Milton Jones, Amanda Lamb, Ed Byrne, Natalie Cassidy, Una Foden, Jenny Jones, Isy Suttie and Dave Spikey.
Putting their general knowledge to the test in episode three are David Baddiel, David Haye, Rhod Gilbert, Bruno Tonioli, Sara Pascoe, Gary Delaney, Shobna Gulati, Cathy Newman, Matt Forde, Sam Thompson, Rob Beckett, Claire Richards, Olivia Lee, Greg Rusedski and Eve Pollard.
Completing the quizzical line up in episode four are Caroline Quentin, Julian Clary, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Gyles Brandreth, Gareth Thomas, Donna Air, Rhod Gilbert, Henning Wehn, Nina Wadia, Tyger Drew-Honey, Zoe Lyons, Naga Munchetty, Louie Spence, Paul Chowdhry and Ellie Taylor.
Ed de Burgh, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment at Channel 4 said, “We’re thrilled to have the supreme quizmaster Adam Hills at the helm keeping our fifteen celebrities in check. Watching Britain’s top celebrity minds battle it out in the Fifteen To One challenge will certainly be unmissable television!”
Remedy Productions’ Chief Creative Officer, Tom Blakeson commented: “We’re thrilled to be making more Celebrity Fifteen to One and it’s a joy to be working with the brilliant Adam
Hills again. Today’s announcement demonstrates the continued success of this great partnership.”
The Fifteen To One Celebrity Specials were commissioned by Channel 4’s Entertainment Team and will be handled by Ed de Burgh, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment. For Remedy Productions, The Executive Producer is Julie Kelling and Series Producer is Laura Turner.