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“Trust Me, I’m A Gameshow Host” Picked Up By ITV

“Trust Me, I’m A Gameshow Host” Picked Up By ITV

Frank Skinner and Sue Perkins join the liars’ club as the American game of deception detection ships off to the UK.

ITV viewers had better get those lie detectors ready.

Sue Perkins

Sue Perkins

The network announced Friday that it has commissioned a series based on the American format Trust Me, I’m A Gameshow Host. The program involves two emcees presenting bizarre and unusual stories to a contestant, who must then determine which host is telling the truth in order to have a chance at a cash prize. Comedians Sue Perkins (The Great British Bake-Off co-host, QI panelist) and Frank Skinner (Room 101 host) will serve as co-hosts.

Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner

D.L. Hughley and Michael Ian Black hosted the American series, which premiered in October of 2013 on TBS to lukewarm reviews from audiences and critics (the show currently maintains a 4.7/10 rating on iMDB). 1.17 million viewers tuned in to the series premiere on October 13 last year, compared with 560,000 viewers for the season finale in December.

Production is expected to begin this year.

  • Clive of Legend

    At least with those two on board, it’s unlikely this version will be as unrelentingly unfunny as the American show.