Quiz fans urged to apply as Bridge of Lies returns for third series

The hit quiz show will be back for a third season with a new series of the celebrity edition also confirmed.

STV Studios Bridge of Lies set to return for new series with contestants urged to apply STV Studios

Hit daytime quiz show Bridge of Lies will return for a third series, STV Studios have confirmed.

The new series, which is filmed in Glasgow, is also urging contestants to apply to take part.

Host Ross Kemp said he was “overwhelmed” with the response to the show, which airs on BBC One.

A celebrity edition of the quiz show will also be returning for a second series.

The new celebrity episodes will air during primetime, while regular episodes of the show, produced by STV Studios, will follow on BBC One in the daytime.

Both will be filmed in Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall and due to be released in 2024.

The programme sees teams of contestants competing for cash by crossing a bridge made up of stepping stones across the studio floor.

Each stone has a different option for players to chose from and the aim is to step on the truths and avoid the lies or risk falling off the bridge.

Host Ross Kemp said: “I’m overwhelmed at the response we’ve had from audiences for this show. It’s great for all the family to get involved in, both in the day and on Saturday evenings.

“Hosting Bridge of Lies, with all its jeopardy, tension and hilarious moments, is one of the most enjoyable parts of my year, so I’m delighted it’s been recommissioned by the BBC and can’t wait to get back filming in Glasgow.”

Rob Unsworth, head of BBC Daytime said: “Bridge of Lies has been a real hit with Daytime audiences, so I’m delighted to be bringing it back for a third series. It’s a unique and winning format, and Ross does a brilliant job making contestants feel at ease when they’re under pressure. I know viewers will be as excited as I am to see it return.”

Gary Chippington, creative director of entertainment at STV Studios, added: “We are so proud of this show. It’s gone from strength to strength and we were delighted by the reaction to the latest series and celebrity specials from audiences and critics alike.

“Our wonderful host, Ross Kemp, plays a huge part in the show’s success, and we’re looking forward to being back in the Glasgow studio with him, some brilliant new contestants and our fantastic production team later this year.”

The first series of Celebrity Bridge of Lies featured teams of soap actors, pop icons, comedians, radio broadcasters, Strictly stars, sporting legends, TV presenters, and some of the most memorable queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK.

Kalpna Patel-Knight, BBC head of entertainment commissioning said: “Bridge of Lies was a big hit with Daytime audiences, so to bring it back for a third series and commission another primetime version is very exciting. I’m really looking forward to seeing our next batch of competitive celebrities deal with the pressure of the bridge and the pressure of being in the funny and formidable company of Ross, our superb host.”

Both series will again be produced by Bridge of Lies creators STV Studios, with Gary Chippington, STV Studios’ creative director of entertainment, continuing to serve as executive producer. International format sales, outside of the US, are handled by BBC Studios Distribution.

You can apply to take part here.

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