David Walliams, Frank Skinner and Micky Flanagan are teaming up to make a new Saturday night entertainment show for BBC1.
I Love My Country will see Frank and Micky both captaining teams made up of famous faces from the worlds of sport, entertainment and music, who’ll lock intellects to find out who knows the most about Britain.
Walliams will act as the show’s host, and I Love My Country will be filmed in front of a live studio audience. In addition to the questions, there’ll also be music from a house band fronted by Mobo Award-winning pop star Jamelia.
The show’s executive editor Alan Taylor said of the new show: “I Love My Country is a funny, boisterous and shamelessly competitive celebration of the United Kingdom, with the perfect host and captains at the core.
“David, Frank, Micky and Jamelia have a terrific chemistry and we are delighted to be bringing the series to a BBC One audience.”
Based on the Dutch TV hit of the same name, I Love My Country will begin an eight-part run on BBC1 in early 2013.
If you want to get an idea of what the show might be like, here’s an episode of the Dutch version: