Vernon Kay to front music quiz

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay is to front a new ITV music quiz, with Harry Judd and Brian Dowling as team captains.

Vernon Kay is to front a new ITV music quiz.

The 'All Star Family Fortunes' presenter has worked on a pilot episode for a new celebrity panel show, which is being viewed as a mainstream version of BBC2's long-running show 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks'.

A source said: "It's time for ITV to take on 'Buzzcocks'. The idea for this show is to make it much more mainstream, with a focus on popular music, bands and singers who are in the charts today."

Former 'Big Brother' presenter Brian Dowling and McFly drummer Harry Judd - who won 'Strictly Come Dancing' in 2011 - were team captains on the pilot, and it looks like they could land the roles permanently after impressing in the first show.

The source added to the Daily Mail newspaper: "'Strictly proved Harry is ready to step out on his own.

"He's actually very intelligent and witty, and was more than able to hold his own with Brian."

Vernon recently hosted 'Splash!' and insisted he was proud of the celebrity diving contest, despite it being slammed by critics.

He said: "It's good, it's that kind of watercooler moment and I think that's what you want for a prime time ITV show is everyone talking about it - good or bad. I think the first show, there were some technical issues and then we found our feet and now we are peaking at over six and a half million viewers."


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