QI moves to BBC One
The world's most seemingly impossible quiz QI, which has had five hugely successful years on BBC Two, will move to BBC One from the New Year when it returns for its sixth series.
The award-winning show launched on BBC Two in September 2003.
The last series peaked at 4.8 million viewers and averaged three million, with the preview episodes on BBC Four regularly achieving over 700,000 viewers every week, making QI a firm favourite with BBC Two viewers and one of the top entertainment shows on BBC Four.
Jay Hunt, Controller, BBC One, says: "QI is a fantastic addition to BBC One. I am delighted that a show which has proved its popularity on BBC Two will now feature in our schedule allowing even more people to enjoy its unique blend of wit and obscure trivia."
Roly Keating, Controller BBC Two, adds: "QI is quite interesting, quite brilliantly produced and quite the most successful new comedy quiz of recent years, so it's quite right and proper that we send it on its way to BBC One after five fantastic years."
John Lloyd, Creator and Series Producer of QI, says: "I quite agree!"
Host Stephen Fry and regular panellist Alan Davies will accompany the move to BBC One along with a host of guests who will once again be put to the test with the most difficult questions that they will almost never get right.
Points will be awarded for the most "quite interesting" answers (regardless of whether they are correct or even relevant) with heavy penalties (and very loud discordant noises) being imposed for those that are "obvious" but wrong.