“I’m delighted to be hosting this …. even though Blockbusters is a quiz show featuring 16 year olds and if a fully grown television executive can’t answer them, then we are all in serious trouble. Or it explains everything.”

Dara O'Briain

Comedy Central’s comedy reboot of the cult quiz gameshow format Blockbusters will open this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival, hosted by comedian, Dara O’Briain, it was announced today (WED).

Four teams from BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky will compete to cross one side of the famous hexagonal board to the other by answering quiz questions correlating to a letter.

The original hit version of the show aired on ITV and was hosted by Bob Holness. Comedy Central’s reincarnation recently aired and included two celebrity specials.

“Blockbusters is a ledgendary game show that I, and I know many in the industry, have hugely fond memories of, so it’s been fantastic to see it return to our screens.”

Lisa Campbell, CEO and Festival Director

The session is produced by Phil Harris, creative director, Thames and Chris Curley, head of development, Comedy Central.