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Sue Perkins hurls names at her guests on new BBC Two quiz show

The Great British Bake Off co-host Sue Perkins (opens in new tab) has scored her own BBC Two quiz show.

Sue will swap baking for buzzers in Insert Name Here, where comedians and historians will battle it out to argue they have found the greatest owner of a particular name.

Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc

Bake Off presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc (Mark Bourdillon/BBC)


She will be joined by Pointless star Richard Osman and comedian Josh Widdicombe as team leaders on the programme.

The 46-year-old said: ”In Hebrew, the name Susan means ‘graceful lily’, in Khmer it means ‘girl with the bad puns’ and in ancient Aztec it translates as ‘she with the cockerel hair and dirty glasses’.

“This particular Susan can’t wait to get stuck into a whole host of Davids, Peters, Jonathans and Gertrudes – with the help of a magnificent Richard and a wonderful Joshua.”

Richard Osman

Richard Osman (left) is a quiz show regular (Richard Kendal/Hat Trick/BBC/PA)


Insert Name Here aims to follow in the footsteps of the BBC’s tradition of 'clever quizzes' like QI, Only Connect and Mock The Week.

BBC Entertainment Commissioning’s acting controller Alan Tyler said: “The pilot brilliantly combined humour and history to somehow move from St George to George Clooney via George Michael and George Bernard Shaw.

“I still don’t know how it did that, but I do know that I’m looking forward to seeing grown-up, intelligent, funny people hurling names at each other.”

The show will screen next year.

Josh Widdicombe

Insert Name Here is in the tradition of 'clever' quiz formats like QI (BBC/Talkback/Brian Ritchie)


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