Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown start date and line up of new game show from The Chase star

Paul Sinha's TV Showdown air date, cast and guests

The Chase star Paul Sinha is set to front his own game show for ITV.

In Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown, Paul will preside over two teams of three celebrities as they’re quizzed on their TV knowledge.

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!”

Joining host Paul Sinha are regular team captains Fay Ripley and Rob Beckett.

Guests on the episode will include Emilia Fox, Adil Ray, Melvin Odoom, Laura Whitmore, Janet Street-Porter, Roman Kemp, Shirley Ballas and more.

Paul Sinha’s TV Showdown, starts Saturday 9 January at 10PM on ITV.

Speaking about hosting the show, Paul said: “It was quite extraordinary. Seeing your own name in lights is the most discombobulating part of the whole experience. That they’ve handed you this level of responsibility.

“I’ve only been part of stuff before, rather than driving it from the middle. I was surprisingly not nervous, but emotional.”

Comedian and quizzer Paul has been one of The Chaser’s Chasers since 2011, joining with the nickname ‘The Sinnerman’.

As well as The Chase, he appears on its spin-off Beat The Chasers with fellow Chasers Jenny Ryan (The Vixen), Shaun Wallace (The Barrister), Mark Labbett (The Beast) and Anne Hegerty (The Governess).

Paul is the latest of The Chasers to land his own TV show with Anne Hegerty fronting Britain’s Brightest Family, also on ITV.

It sees sixteen families battle it out in a knockout tournament with £25,000 up for grabs for the winning family.

Meanwhile Jenny Ryan recently appeared on The Celebrity X Factor while Shaun Wallace is recently took part in Don’t Rock The Boat.

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