STV Group creates celebrity special for ITV's new Catchphrase

Media company STV Group has been commissioned by ITV to bring a one-hour celebrity special to the new version of British game show Catchphrase.

Media company STV Group has been commissioned by ITV to bring a one-hour celebrity special to the new version of British game show Catchphrase.

The show, which ran from 1986 to 2002, is being brought back to screens early this year with new host Stephen Mulhern.

STV Group will produce a one-off episode which will feature three celebrities - Whitechapel star Steve Pemberton, Coronation Street actor Kym Lomas and I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here contestant Rosemary Shrager.

They will help raise money for their chosen charities by competing in the show.

Contestants identify the familiar phrase represented by a piece of animation accompanied by background music.

ITV has commissioned eight 45-minute-long episodes of Catchphrase.

The show's comeback is co-produced by STV Productions and DRG.

Gary Chippington, Head of Entertainment at STV, said: "It is fantastic to be bringing this iconic game show back to ITV viewers. Catchphrase is a much loved show and it is great that a celebrity special of the rejuvenated format has been commissioned - we fully expect the celebs to enjoy it as much as the viewers."

RD

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