The new series of Question of Sport is kicking off tonight with a brand new panel, as host Paddy McGuinness makes his debut, alongside team captains Sam Quek and Ugo Monye.
The trio have replaced Sue Barker, Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson on the BBC One quiz show.
However, while the competition will still have a ‘familiar feel’, the newcomers teased some huge changes from the beloved show.
In fact, chatting to Metro.co.uk and other press ahead of the launch, Ugo revealed there is something that viewers have never seen before.
‘There’s still a real familiar feel about the show,’ the rugby ace promised. ‘It has been going for 51 years because it’s been based upon the things that people would associate with a Question of Sport.
‘Stuff like the buzzer round and mystery guests, all those things will be there but I guess it’s different just because there’s different people on it, different personalities that bring a different take on it.
‘I think the biggest difference is, for the first time in history, we’ve actually gone outside of the studio.
‘Sam and myself went a few weeks ago to do this captain challenge. We had five different challenges against one another, which was interesting times. It was really funny, competitive, and the results of those challenges has a bearing on the studio.
‘The studio is very much the nucleus, the core of it, but we’ve gone outside to bring things back into the studio.’Paddy also insisted that, despite some changes and the difference in line-up, the main premise of the show is still the same.
‘I think it’s amazing doing this show with Sam and Ugo, knowing them as I do, and having a laugh off camera – when they answer stuff, I do sit there and think, “Where have they pulled that from?”,’ he told us.
‘Like anything, when it’s new and everything’s changed, everyone is like, “How is this going to be?”
‘All the games have been high-scoring, so there’s been plenty of answers, and plenty of fun. I think people on a Friday night, especially when the family gets around the telly, they’re going to enjoy it.’
’It’s not a whole, brand new thing, it’s just nice and chilled, but with a few new elements,’ he added.
‘I like the dynamic and how it’s working, and I like how it works on the floor as well.’
Question of Sport returns tonight, at 7.35pm, on BBC One.
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