The fifth series of Celebrity Catchphrase, which concluded on Saturday 27 February, was the most-watched series of the show ever, with an average audience of 5.1 million viewers across its eight-week run.

The latest series had an audience share of 26% – the highest of any series featuring either celebrity or civilian contestants since the show’s launch in 2013.

Four of the programme’s best-performing episodes of all time featured in the latest series, with the 6 February episode recording the highest peak audience (8.8 million viewers).

Gary Chippington, Creative Director of Entertainment at STV Studios, said: “Celebrity Catchphrase has become a much-loved staple of Saturday nights for so many viewers over recent years, but the response to our latest series really has exceeded all expectations.

“We’re delighted that, eight years down the line, the show is entertaining more people than ever before, and we’re looking forward to building on this success with a bumper new run later in the year.”