Lorraine Kelly to host wedding game show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 September 2017
Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly

Lorraine Kelly will front a wedding game show next year alongside comedian Rob Beckett

Lorraine Kelly is to host a new BBC game show.

The 57-year-old daytime presenter will work alongside comedian Rob Beckett on the forthcoming series 'Wedding Day Winners', which is expected to hit television screens early next year, as they aim to give couples the wedding of their dreams.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Lorraine did a great job [during the live pilot] and BBC bosses had no doubt once they'd seen her in action, she was a natural at hosting the show. She will line up alongside Rob who will inject a bit of added humour into the show, as they try to give a lucky couple a really special wedding day."

The series will see two couples compete against each other in a series of challenges in a bid to nab a series of prizes for their big day - including an idyllic honeymoon.

Not much else is known about the show but bosses are hoping it'll slot nicely into the Saturday-night schedule as it's expected to be a big family hit.

The insider explained: "Bosses hope it will fill a gap in the Saturday-night schedule. They think it will be a good, old-fashioned, family-oriented hit."

'Wedding Day Winner' will take the place of 'Pitch Battle', which aired on the BBC on Saturday nights, after the broadcaster decided to axe it following a flop in ratings.

A source said recently: "It just didn't work from the word go and BBC bosses have decided to put it out of its misery after just one series.

"They have trialled some other formats and will replace it with one of those. It's sadly another failed notch for Mel post-'Bake Off', as viewers just never really got on board with it. Bosses think they could bring it back at some point, but it seems very unlikely."

The show was based on the US movie 'Pitch Perfect' and saw groups go head-to-head in acapella riff offs, while singer Kelis and choirmaster Gareth Malone judged them on their vocals with the help of guests Chaka Khan, Seal and Nick Jonas.

A representative said: "We are proud of 'Pitch Battle' and would like to thank everyone involved in the show but we sometimes have to make difficult decisions in order to make room for new shows so it will not be returning to BBC One next year."

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