Jimmy Carr will host new C4 quiz show 'I Literally Just Told You'

Jimmy Carr
Jimmy Carr will host I Literally Just Told You. (Image credit: Getty Images)

C4's I Literally Just Told You has found a host, as it has been confirmed that Jimmy Carr will present the unique new quiz show. The comedian also presents 8 Out Of 10 Cats and The Big Fat Quiz for the broadcaster. 

The game show will see contestants battling it out to win a cash prize, but the twist is that they'll be given all the answers they need throughout the episode. This will require people to pay very close attention, and rely on their memory. 

Speaking about his new role, Jimmy Carr said: "I Literally Just Told You is the best pitch for a TV show I’ve ever heard. All the best ideas sound crazy when you first hear them, but I genuinely believe this idea will stay crazy for years. And most importantly, I like the title, which makes it sound like I’m properly annoyed with you just for asking me what it’s called."

This will join other new quiz show formats including The Tournament and Moneybags, so there'll be plenty for trivia lovers to enjoy over the coming months!

The fast-paced format was created by former Blue Peter presenter Richard Bacon, who revealed: “I Literally Just Told You just feels like a natural Channel 4 show, who are a perfect fit for this, and it’s irreverent nature takes me back to my Big Breakfast days. 

He added: "I had this hunch that most people’s short-term memory is so bad you could just give contestants AND the audience all the answers in a game show, and they’d still get most of them wrong. It’s great to have Jimmy Carr as the host, who will bring his trademark wit and flair to the show and I can’t wait for audiences to see it.”

A US version of I Literally Just Told You is also in the works and will air on NBC, presented by comedians Adam Devine and Ron Funches. A release date hasn't yet been confirmed for the Stateside edition of the quiz show, but we will keep you updated when we know when it's launching. 

I Literally Just Told You will air on C4 and All4, with a confirmed release date to follow in due course.

Lucy Buglass
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