Richard Osman’s House of Games Night has been commissioned for a primetime run on BBC One. The new series has been commissioned to air later this year, following a long run of the BBC Two Richard Osman’s House of Games, which airs at 6pm.

As with the BBC Two series, each week a group of four famous faces go toe to toe in testing their general knowledge skills in a variety of  games. Jennifer Saunders, Jermaine Jenas, Roisin Conaty and Jason Manford will play in the BBC One primetime run, hoping to take home the coveted House of Games trophy.

The series follows the BBC2 format with the addition of some new items for the prime time shows, including the appearance of a house band and some special guests.

Richard Osman says: “I’m very much looking forward to bringing the show to primetime on BBC One. We’ve got some great celebrity guests lined-up, and on top of our regular games we’ve also got a few new surprises in store.”

Alex McLeod, Commissioning Editor for BBC Daytime and Early Peak, says: “House of Games has gone from strength to strength on BBC Two, and so I’m delighted that we will be able to bring loyal fans an extra dose of funny quizzing for primetime on BBC One.”

Richard Osman’s House of Games Night is made by Remarkable, a Banijay Company. Tamara Gilder, Creative Director at Remarkable, says: “House of Games is a total joy to make, and we can’t wait to share these special episodes with a primetime audience.  It has everything you love about the 6pm show with some extra quizzing silliness thrown in for good measure.”

Jon Creamer