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ITV commissions STV Productions to make third series of Catchphrase

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ITV has commissioned STV Productions to make a third series of hit game show Catchphrase.
 
Filming of the new series will start in November 2014 with 10 x 45’ episodes and 2 x 60’ celebrity specials in production.
 
Popular host Stephen Mulhern will return to ask contestants to ‘say what they see’, joined by his trusted animated sidekick, Mr Chips.
 
The iconic game show was revived in April 2013 with a revamped set, 3D graphics and a dynamic new end game. Following a second series in March 2014, the hit series has reached half of the UK viewing audience or 29 million individuals, with an average audience of up to 5 million.
 
The series was commissioned by ITV’s Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy, and Peter Davey, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment.
 
Gary Chippington, Head of Entertainment at STV Productions, said: “We are thrilled to be working again with Stephen, Mr Chips and the team at ITV on another series of this iconic show. The audience reaction has been fantastic and we’re pulling together some cracking new catchphrases and great contestants to make sure this series is another roaring success.”
 
Peter Davey, Commissioning Editor Entertainment said "Stephen and Catchphrase have established themselves as a really popular part of the schedule and we're delighted to welcome back a third series.
 
 
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For further information, please contact the STV press office:
 
Eleanor Marshall
0141 300 3670 / 07803 970 143
eleanor.marshall@stv.tv
 
Claire Henry
0141 300 3417 / 07850 710 421
claire.henry@stv.tv