Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown start date as show returns to ITV for second series


Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown returns this month to ITV for a second series.

First airing in 2021, Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown sees Paul preside over two teams of three celebrities as they’re quizzed on their TV knowledge.

Series 2 will start on Saturday, 19 February at 9:40PM on ITV and ITV Hub.

ITV explain: “Hilariously witty Chaser, stand-up comedian and TV trivia genius Paul Sinha hosts this raucous, fiercely contested battle in which celebrities’ pride is at stake.

“Each week, two regular team captains will go head to head with their respective teams. Featuring clips from the best-loved shows on TV, Paul tests the teams’ knowledge of everything on the box, from Blind Date to Bake Off and everything in between.

“It’s one thing to be on the telly – but it’s another to know your stuff about it!”

Host Paul Sinha is joined by regular team captains Fay Ripley and Rob Beckett who will both be back for the second series.

Guests on the first series included Emilia Fox, Adil Ray, Melvin Odoom, Laura Whitmore, Janet Street-Porter, Roman Kemp, Shirley Ballas and more.

Ahead of the new series, the first series of six episodes is currently available to stream online here.

Paul Sinha said “It’s great to be back hosting TV Showdown and I can’t wait to see which celebrities rise to the occasion and which fall apart under the pressure.”

Guy Freeman, MD at producers Livewire added: “For anyone who’s in the mood for a good laugh and the chance to show-off to friends or family that you know more about telly than they do – all in the excellent company of Paul, Fay, Rob and their celebrity teams – this is the perfect show to round off your Saturday evening viewing”

Comedian and quizzer Paul has been one of The Chaser’s Chasers since 2011, taking on contestants under the nickname ‘The Sinnerman’.

Picture: ITV/Livewire Pictures

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