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Alan Carr to host new BBC One quiz show Picture Slam

The new eight-part series will air on Saturday nights later this year.


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and in BBC One's brand new Saturday night quiz show, Picture Slam, it could be worth thousands of pounds!


Hosted by Alan Carr, in his first Saturday night quiz show for the BBC, Picture Slam will see three teams face a series of pictures and each picture is worth cash. The more they can name the more they win, but for the big money they need to name them ALL , and if they do that, they’ve got a Picture Slam!


Picture Slam promises to be the fast paced game that asks do you know your Eiffel Tower from your Blackpool Tower? Your Victoria Beckham from your Victoria Sponge and your Buckingham Palace from your Crystal Palace? Across four thrilling rounds, contestants will need to know something about everything to try and win up to £10,000!

In each round, the teams consisting of two contestants will be presented with a board full of images they need to correctly identify against the clock. If they clear a full board with correct answers for a ‘Picture Slam’ they’ll receive a cash bonus.


Only the team who makes it to the final will take home any of their banked cash and, if they can find all the required pictures, they’ll take home the jackpot.

Speaking about the new series, comedian and TV presenter Alan Carr said "Who doesn’t love a good quiz? When I found out the BBC wanted little old me to present Picture Slam I jumped at the chance! I don’t know if I would be any good at the quiz, but luckily I don’t have to play it!"


To which BBC's Head of Entertainment Kalpna Patel-Knight, said "Picture Slam is a fast paced Saturday night play along quiz that requires contestants to be fast thinking and fast acting which results in loads of laugh out loud moments, making the quick-witted Alan Carr our perfect ringmaster!"


Picture Slam is made by Triple Brew Media, part of All3Media’s Objective Media Group and was commissioned by Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment at the BBC.


Executive producers re Julie Kelling, Ed De Burgh and Ben Shephard for Triple Brew Media and Toby Stevens for OMG Scotland with Adeel Amini as series producer and Neil McCallum as Commissioning Editor for the BBC.


Speaking about Picture Slam, executive producers Ed De Burgh and Ben Shephard added "We are super excited to bring this format to the BBC, Alan is the perfect fit for a game that will have the whole family shouting at the TV. It’s fun and addictive and appeals to viewers of all ages, who will be able to play along at home every Saturday night."

Picture Slam will be filmed at Pacific Quay in Glasgow and applications are now open until 24th February 2023. You can apply here.

Picture Slam will air later this year on BBC One

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