Published: Wed 28 May 2014
Comedians Tim Vine and Joe Wilkinson join the brand new series of Celebrity Squares.
The revamped series will be produced by September Films and GroupM Entertainment and hosted by Warwick Davis.
The game is based on the classic ‘Noughts and Crosses’ with a grid of nine boxes. Inside each box are celebrities who answer questions. The contestants have to say if they ‘agree’ or ‘disagree’ with the celebrity’s answer. If they are correct they win that square and if they win three boxes in a line – vertically, horizontally or diagonally – they win the round and money, before the winning contestant goes on to play the end game for the star prize.
On each show both Tim and Joe will each be housed in a square and will compete alongside a host of famous faces in the iconic TV game show.
Warwick said “Celebrity Squares is one of those special television shows that everyone remembers – I grew up watching it, and I’m thrilled to be presenting this updated version of a TV classic.”
ITV’s Director of Comedy and Entertainment Elaine Bedell said: “We’re delighted to be returning Celebrity Squares to our screens with Warwick at the helm. We’ve got some great celebrities up our sleeves as well so it promises lots of laughs.”
Bob Massie, Head of Entertainment, September Films said: “We're thrilled to have the talented Tim Vine and Joe Wilkinson as our resident comedians on Celebrity Squares. Joining host Warwick Davis, their irreverent and infectious humour will bring a new comedy twist to the series.”
Richard Foster, Managing Director GroupM Entertainment said: “We are very pleased to be partnering with CBS and September to bring this iconic show back to ITV.”
The series was commissioned by ITV’s Director of Comedy and Entertainment Elaine Bedell and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Peter Davey. It will be executive produced by Bob Massie for September Films and Tony Mousdale and Abigail Adams for GroupM Entertainment and series produced by Aaron Morgan.
Celebrity Squares is a format of the legendary comedy game show Hollywood Squares from CBS Studios International. It will be produced by September Films (a DCD Media company) and GroupM Entertainment.