STV Productions takes over Saturday night with peak time entertainment on ITV and BBC

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STV Productions is set to take over Saturday night entertainment on 6th January as two peak time shows made by the company battle for viewers in the 6pm slot.
On ITV, hit game show Catchphrase kicks off the new year with a hilarious celebrity special hosted by Stephen Mulhern. Comedian Jimmy Carr, Cold Feet star Fay Ripley and Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds show off their most competitive sides in the show, with all three equally determined to walk away with £50,000 for their chosen charity.
Meanwhile on BBC One, viewers can tune in to STV Productions' new six-part game show, And They’re Off For Sport Relief. Presented by sports presenter and Strictly Come Dancing 2016 champion Ore Oduba, the show will see a host of famous faces take part in fun - and unpredictable - obstacle courses, including running through mud and hurtling down giant water slides before a final showdown.
Celebrities who have donated their time and best sporting efforts include former athletes Michael Owen, Mike Tindall and Helen Glover, as well as celebrities such as Penny Lancaster, Stacey Solomon, Saira Khan and Russell Kane.
STV Productions Head of Entertainment, Gary Chippington, said: "We’ve never competed with ourselves for the Saturday night audience before, but it's a great position to be in and viewers have two brilliant entertainment shows to choose from. The Catchphrase celebrity special is one of our funniest episodes ever, while And They’re Off For Sport Relief is a great mix of a dramatic quiz with even more dramatic races. Great family fun all round!”