Alan Carr’s Picture Slam: How new BBC game show works


Alan Carr is hosting a brand new game show on BBC One this month.

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Judge and Interior Design Masters Presenter Alan Carr fronts Picture Slam, starting tonight.

A teaser shares: “Picture Slam will see three teams face a series of pictures and each picture is worth cash. The more they can name the more they win, but for the big money they need to name them ALL, and if they do that, they’ve got a Picture Slam!

Alan Carr
Alan Carr also hosts Interior Design Masters on BBC One Credit: BBC/Darlow Smithson Productions/Clive Sherlock

“This is the fast paced game that asks do you know your Eiffel Tower from your Blackpool Tower? Your Victoria Beckham from your Victoria Sponge and your Buckingham Palace from your Crystal Palace?”

As for how the game works, the BBC explain: “Across four thrilling rounds, contestants will need to know something about everything to try and win up to £10,000.

“In each round, the teams consisting of two contestants will be presented with a board full of images they need to correctly identify against the clock. If they clear a full board with correct answers for a ‘Picture Slam’ they’ll receive a cash bonus.

“Only the team who makes it to the final will take home any of their banked cash and, if they can find all the required pictures, they’ll take home the jackpot.”

Picture Slam begins on Saturday, 16 September at 5:50PM.

Alan said: “Who doesn’t love a good quiz? When I found out the BBC wanted little old me to present Picture Slam I jumped at the chance! I don’t know if I would be any good at the quiz, but luckily I don’t have to play it!”

Ed De Burgh and Ben Shephard, Executive Producers for producers Triple Brew Media commented: “We are super excited to bring this format to the BBC, Alan is the perfect fit for a game that will have the whole family shouting at the TV. It’s fun and addictive and appeals to viewers of all ages, who will be able to play along at home every Saturday night.”

Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment for the BBC added: “Picture Slam is a fast paced Saturday night play along quiz that requires contestants to be fast thinking and fast acting which results in loads of laugh out loud moments, making the quick-witted Alan Carr our perfect ringmaster!”

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