The Hit List: All about Rochelle and Marvin Humes's BBC One music show

The Hit List how it works, prize money and watch online!

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TV hosting couple Rochelle and Marvin Humes host new BBC One show The Hit List.

The pair front the Saturday night music series (previously called Playlisters) - but what's it all about?


The BBC say the show "promises to be an addictive music quiz that viewers can’t help playing and singing along to."

Each week, three couples will compete for a chance to win £10,000 and all they have to do is name the song and the artist - simple! Each round will be filled with hit songs from the sixties to today covering every style of pop music.

The Hit List: How the game works

The first round is is all about speed. The teams are played a selection of clips from hit tracks and must press their buzzer whenever they recognise a song. The first two teams to give five correct answers progress though to round two.


Round two is all about the intros. The two remaining teams must identify a range of song titles and artists by listening to the very beginning of the songs and recognising them before the time runs out. The teams are given visual clues to help them, such as a map showing where the singer is originally from, or an image of a famous person who is mentioned in the song lyrics. Each team must work against the clock to ensure their time doesn’t run out. The first team to run out of time will be sent home.

Only one team will make it through to the last round, which is guaranteed to get viewers hearts racing - The Final Chart Rundown. This round sees the final team attempting to make it to the number one spot by recognising ten songs and artists before the money runs out.

The team will start the round with full The Hit List prize money of £10,000 available in their pot of money, but after five seconds of each track that is played, the money starts to drop.

If the team can correctly name ten song titles and artists before the money disappears, they will go home with whatever is left in the pot.


In tonight's (November 16) first of six new episodes, for series 2 the teams are sisters Sara and Vanessa from London, friends John and Rachel from Glasgow, and father and son duo Fluff and Freddie from Kent, who show off their music knowledge and attempt to to win £10,000.

How to watch The Hit List online

The Hit List series 2 airs on BBC One from Saturday nights with this evening's episode at 6:25PM.

You're able to watch episodes online and catch up with streaming via the BBC iPlayer.

Presenters Rochelle and Marvin Humes said: “This is our first standalone show together and the fact it’s a format based on our love of music makes it all the more rewarding.

"We frequently put each other’s knowledge to the test at home, so we cannot wait to see how the contestants get on.”


It's the latest hosting gig for the duo, who previously fronted ITV's This Morning together.

Since, Rochelle presented ITV game show Cannonball while Marvin was co-host of The Voice UK before it moved to ITV.