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BATTLE IN THE BOX: JIMMY CARR HOSTS UK VERSION OF GAMESHOW ON UKTV DAVE

Produced by Interstellar, the new series is based on a hit Korean format from Seoul based format agency Something Special, and will be hosted by Jimmy Carr.



Battle in the Box will see pairs of comics and some of the nation’s favourite celebrities battle it out for pride, prizes and most importantly floorspace, in this comedy entertainment and reality hybrid. The eight-episode series will comprise of four tense double bills which will see eight pairs spend 24 hours in the box.



When the clock starts two celebrity teams will move into a completely empty box divided by a moveable wall with nothing but a toothbrush. Once inside, they will only have cameras and each other for company – no beds, tables, chairs or home comforts.


Over the course of the day and night, they will need to earn everything by winning a series of physical and mental challenges all set by the orchestrator of this chaos, Jimmy Carr.



Winning a game means more space and luxuries for the lucky duo. But there’s a catch: more room for one team means less for the losers, as the Box’s sliding wall forces them into an ever-smaller space. And, with games set around the clock, the tide – and the wall – can turn at any time.


Celebrities taking part, revealed by The Sun, are; Joe Swash, Katherine Ryan, Jamie Laing, Seann Walsh, Ellie Taylor, Rachel Parris, Tom Rosenthal, Jessica Knappett, Fatiha El-Ghourri, Josh Pugh, Josh James, Guz Khan, Nabil Abdulrashid, Harriet Kemsley, Lara Ricote and Amy Gledhill.



Overseeing the proceedings will be host Jimmy Carr who said: “We all know comedians are at their best when they’re tired, hungry and lacking the most basic of human comforts. So, I can’t wait to see how they’ll fare in the box, with space at a premium and cameras watching their every move. What could possibly go right?"


UKTV's Mark Iddon said: “Finally, we get to answer the classic age-old question of what would happen if Jimmy Carr locked two pairs of comedians in a giant box for 24 hrs to battle to the death (ok, not death) whilst a moving wall threatens to make them live in a space the size of a photo booth? Because, you know, there is nothing like a wall inching in on your personal space to bring out the best in comedy!”


Battle in the Box comes to Dave and UKTV Play later this year.

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