Ross Kemp is today confirmed as host of The Bridge of Lies, a new daytime quiz show produced by STV Studios for BBC One.
The Bridge of Lies (25 x 45’) promises both high drama and high stakes that will keep contestants on their toes and their eyes on the prize as they risk losing it all with each step they take.
The series, which starts filming in Glasgow later this year and will broadcast in Spring 2022, sees teams of contestants competing for cash by crossing a bridge made up of stepping stones across the studio floor. Each stepping stone has a different option, and the players must try to get from A to B by stepping on the truths and avoiding the lies in order to cross the floor safely, or risk falling off the bridge and out of the game.
Ross Kemp said: “It’s fair to say I’ve found myself in some dangerous situations in recent years, so I reckon I’m well-prepared for the jeopardy of The Bridge of Lies!
“This is something a little different for me, and after a challenging year, we’re all crying out for a fun new show to kick back and enjoy. I’m delighted to be working with STV Studios again and can’t wait to be back on BBC One in 2022, having a giggle with all the contestants and helping them win some cash in the process. Bring it on!”
The Bridge of Lies was commissioned by BBC Daytime & Early Peak as part of a competitive initiative to find new quiz formats made in Scotland. It was ordered by Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of Daytime and Early Peak, and the Commissioning Editors are Alex McLeod, and Neil McCallum, based in Glasgow, for BBC Daytime.
STV Studios is Scotland’s biggest production company and also produces BBC Daytime’s Antiques Road Trip and ITV’s Catchphrase. Gary Chippington, STV Studios’ Creative Director of Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producer, while Josephine Brassey is Development Lead.
Gary Chippington said: “I’m delighted that The Bridge of Lies won the competitive pitch process and will be stepping onto BBC One very soon. We’ve worked hard to develop an innovative format which will stand out in such a popular genre and it’s great that the BBC has as much confidence in it as we do.
“Having Ross Kemp, an icon of British TV, as the face of the show is the icing on the cake for us, and we can’t wait to make what we’re confident will become a new daytime favourite.”
Kirstin Stevenson, STV Studios – firstname.lastname@example.org
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