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Exclusive – Get the first look at the Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2020 in a sneak preview

The epic comedy quiz returns to Channel 4 on Boxing Day.

Published: Wednesday, 23rd December 2020 at 11:15 am

The Big Fat Quiz of the Year has become a staple of the Boxing Day TV schedule, and it's back again for 2020 – with another group of comedians and entertainers set to answer questions about the events of the last 12 months.


The Big Fat Quiz of the Year 2020 line-up sees several returning faces to the quiz, with regular panelists David Mitchell and Richard Ayoade among those set to appear, and can unveil a first-look clip of the show.

In the preview, Mitchell is seen answering a question about one of 2020's heroes, Sir Captain Tom Moore, with the answer soon sparking a discussion about the average age in the UK.

And when Mitchell says he reckons he's above the average age, at 46 years old, his teammate Maya Jama reveals that that means he's the same age as her dad.

The former Radio 1 presenter says, "He is my dad's age, imagine that! Look, you could have birthed me."

To which Mitchell responds, "I've never felt so young!"

Given that 2020 has been an undoubtedly eventful year, the quiz will be a treat for comedy fans, with Channel 4 promising questions about Kanye and Kim, Harry and Meghan, and Tyson Fury – not to mention the certainty of a flurry of lockdown-themed questions.

As ever, Jimmy Carr serves as host and question master, with the full panel consisting of Mitchell, Jama, Ayoade, Stacey Solomon, James Acaster and Joe Lycett.

As always, Carr will be helped by Jon Snow, Charles Dance, Mitchell Brook Primary School and a whole host of celebrity question-setters during the course of the two-hour show.


The Big Fat Quiz of the Year airs on Channel 4 on Boxing Day at 9:05pm. Looking for more to watch? Check out our guide to the best Christmas TV 2020 or find out what to watch tonight with our TV Guide.


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