Rob Beckett to host new BBC quiz show
29 April 2019 - 1:00 PM

Rob Beckett to host new BBC quiz show

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ob Beckett is to present a new BBC daytime quiz show.

The 33-year-old comedian will front "Head Hunters", which will air every weekday afternoon for six weeks and see three Head Hunters emerge from a talent pool of 20 quizzers after they successfully answer a number of qualifying questions.

Each episode a winning Head Hunter will scoop the rolling jackpot if they manage to answer a question correctly from nine tough categories in 90 seconds.

Rob said: "When I was first approached about "Head Hunters" I was slightly worried that it might be a reality TV hunting show, and I would be shot by an ivory poacher.

"Luckily for me it's a brilliant quiz show that I get to host.

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"It's my first time hosting a quiz and I can't wait to get stuck in.

"We will definitely have some laughs along the way as our "Head Hunters" bid, banter and sometimes offend their opponents in what promises to be an exciting new BBC quiz."

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The Head Hunters may think they know the categories well enough to go solo in an attempt to win the jackpot.

But if not they will have to "hunt the heads" they feel can help them by bidding for the services of contestants from the Talent Pool with cash offers.

Talent Pool contestants will return for several episodes and may make or break allegiances with their fellow contestants.

Jo Street, BBC commissioning editor, said: "If knowledge has a price, how much will our Head Hunters be worth? £15,000? £1,500? Or £1.50?

"Every episode of "Head Hunters" will be different - some quizzers could be offered huge amounts by each other, some could be offensively small.

"Either way "Head Hunters" will deliver BBC One Daytime viewers fun and games throughout."

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