Kym Lomas to star in Catchphrase celebrity special

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 15 February 2013
Kym Lomas

Kym Lomas

Kym Lomas, Steve Pemberton and Rosemary Shrager have signed up to to star in a 'Catchphrase' celebrity special later this year

Kym Lomas is to star in a 'Catchphrase' celebrity special.

The 'Coronation Street' actress, 'Benidorm' star Steve Pemberton and celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager will all appear in the star-studded edition of the ITV game show, which will be hosted by Stephen Mulhern.

Gary Chippington, STV's Head of Entertainment, said: "It is fantastic to be bringing this iconic game show back to ITV viewers. 'Catchphrase' is a much loved show and it is great that a celebrity special of the rejuvenated format has been commissioned - we fully expect the celebs to enjoy it as much as the viewers."

News of the one-hour special episode comes after ITV revealed a revamped version of the classic quiz programme - which was hosted by comedian Roy Walker in the late 1980s and 1990s - will return to screens later this year.

The network has commissioned eight 45-minute episodes of the new series, which will feature 3D graphics, a new set and three contestants instead of two.

The original 'Catchphrase' aired from 1986 to 2002 and saw two contestants, a male and a female, compete against one another to identify a familiar phrase after watching a piece of animation which usually featured the show's mascot, a golden robot called Mr. Chips.

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