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John Barrowman to host prime time BBC One show The Kids Are All Right


John Barrowman, star of Torchwood and Any Dream Will Do, is to host a new prime-time entertainment show on BBC One.

 

Elaine Bedell, Controller of BBC Entertainment Commissioning, has commissioned the new entertainment format The Kids Are All Right from Initial, an Endemol company.

 

It's a show that pits adults against children in a thrilling battle of wits. Four adults compete to win cash prizes but there is one obstacle standing between them and the cash: seven super kids. Aged between nine and 15, these smart and sassy children are determined to see the adults go home with nothing.

 

Through four taxing rounds testing their brainpower, knowledge and speed of response, the adults can bank money. But they only get to take it home if they can win the tense, high-jeopardy final game, Beat The Kids.

 

In the exhilarating finale, the four adults must take on all seven kids, in ascending order of age, head-to-head on the buzzer. Beat a kid and that kid is eliminated and the adults are one kid closer to the cash. However, if the kid defeats the adult, that one is eliminated and the next one must step up to face the kid.

 

Can our adults defeat all seven kids and win the cash? Or will they be defeated and sent home empty-handed?

 

Executive Producer Andy Rowe says: "We are delighted to be working with the BBC on this project. It's a home-grown format that fizzes with energy and excitement. The kids are awesome – bright and hilarious and their knowledge is breathtaking.

 

"If the adults want to avoid complete humiliation, they will have to be really on their game. We are thrilled to have John Barrowman as our host: he's charismatic, commanding and very funny and gives the show that big event feel."

 

The Executive Producers are Andy Rowe and Tom Blakeson. The Series Producer is James Fox and Mark Linsey is the BBC Commissioning Executive.

 

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Category: TV Entertainment; BBC One
Date: 19.10.2007
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