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Alex

Series 2 - Episode 2 Alex

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Review

This is the panel game where Sue Perkins and guests toss around surprising facts about people who all share the same first name. Imagine someone gave QI a load of sweets and fizzy cola and took it on a bumper-car ride. The result is astonishing bits of trivia and quick one-liners pinging around between the likes of Richard Osman, Josh Widdicombe, Danny Baker and Gabby Logan.

The recording must have taken place in the aftermath of the great Bake Off sell-off debacle because there are references to it that Perkins gamely bats away.

There’s also a great flashback to Widdicombe appearing on Mastermind with Blur as his special subject. Despite that, in the round on Alex James, it’s his teammate Kate Williams who knows what it was that James used to demand on his rider alongside three bottles of champagne: for some reason, it was a carrot.

Summary

Broadcaster and writer Danny Baker, sport presenter Gabby Logan, Citizen Khan creator and star Adil Ray and historian Kate Williams join host Sue Perkins and captains Richard Osman and Josh Widdicombe on the comedy panel show. In this edition, the two sides answer questions about famous people past and present who share the name Alex, with the winners earning the right to pick the greatest bearer of the moniker - prompting comic banter, funny facts and unusual stats as the teams vie to outdo each other.

Cast & Crew

Host Sue Perkins
Team Captain Richard Osman
Team Captain Josh Widdicombe
Panellist Danny Baker
Panellist Kate Williams
Panellist Adil Ray
Panellist Gabby Logan
Executive Producer Paul McGettigan
Executive Producer Michael Mannes
Executive Producer Will Ing
Producer Breid McLoone
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