Jason Manford to host new quiz Unbeatable for BBC One Daytime

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Unbeatable, a new general knowledge based quiz hosted by Jason Manford, has been commissioned for BBC One afternoons.

In this quiz, the four contestants can always give an answer – but can they give the ‘Unbeatable’ answer and streak ahead of the competition to win a cash prize? 

Unbeatable is co-production between Possessed and 12 Yard, both part of ITV Studios, and is filmed in Glasgow. It will broadcast on BBC One afternoons later this year.

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“I know how important daytime quizzes are for a lot of people, I used to sit with my Nana Manford and mum watching them, they keep the brain going, they’re a chuckle and I’m really looking forward to being a part of this exciting brand new one”, Manford said. 

“The great thing about Unbeatable is you don’t even need to know the actual answer to appear clever. 

“I feel like this is the quiz show I’ve been waiting for my whole life.”

Daytime treat

Carla-Maria Lawson, BBC Head of Daytime and Early Peak, said: “Unbeatable is a real treat for Daytime’s quiz-savvy viewers who love to play along, and with Jason at the helm we can promise there’ll also be plenty of laughs along the way.”

Nick Mather, Creative Director of Possessed, said: “Unbeatable sees players pit their answers against one another in battles that test their knowledge and ultimately the courage of their convictions. 

“Do they believe they have the Unbeatable answer? You can never predict what will happen and yet Jason Manford, always has a brilliant off-the-cuff joke up his sleeve. 

“Unbeatable game and Unbeatable host!”

The first series of Unbeatable will include 50 episodes at 45 minutes each. The format was devised by Possessed for BBC One and the Executive Producers are Zoë Tait and Glenn Hugill. 

It was commissioned by Carla-Maria Lawson, Head of BBC Daytime and Early Peak, and Alex McLeod, Commissioning Editor BBC Daytime and Early-Peak.