Vernon Kay: I want the Queen on Family Fortunes

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 4 September 2014
Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay

TV presenter Vernon Kay has revealed that his dream 'Family Fortunes' guest would be Queen Elizabeth

Vernon Kay wants the royal family on 'Family Fortunes'.

The TV presenter has revealed his dream line-up on the ITV game show would include Queen Elizabeth and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh.

When asked who his ideal family on 'Family Fortunes' would be, Vernon told BANG Showbiz: "The Queen, without a doubt. Stood next to the Duke of Edinburgh, stood next to Prince Charles, stood next to Camilla, stood next to William."

The cheeky host then quickly explained his decision to omit Prince William's wife the Duchess of Cambridge and his younger brother, Prince Harry, as he quipped: "Well you can only have five on and if you're going to have five on you may as well get the big five."

He also admitted that he thought the "awesome" Duke of Edinburgh would get the most answers right.

Vernon - who has been named as Beefeater's Boss of Beef to celebrate both his and Beefeater restaurant's 40th birthday - will be pitting eight families against each other in a number of challenges at an exclusive game show, 'The Hungry Games', at the Beefeater in The Moor Mill, Hertfordshire.

The veteran game show host has admitted that he doesn't believe shows like 'Family Fortunes' or 'Catchphrase' will be cancelled any time soon.

He added: "I think the fact that game shows have taken over daytime television shows that there are so many good formats and I think if you look at the continued rise of things like 'Catchphrase' with Stephen Mulhern ... I'm just about to record my twelfth series of 'Family Fortunes' so that's still popular."

Vernon is Beefeater's Boss of Beef, celebrating 40 years of great steak. For a range of offers, visit

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