Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit Returns to Dave for Its Third Series on Monday 12th February (10x60’)

Host Dara O Briain will once again be returning alongside team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon and resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson to preside over celebrity computer gaming mayhem.

LONDON 12th January 2018: The star guests taking part in series 3 are; Jonathan Ross, Gregg Wallace, Jodie Kidd, Josh Widdicombe, Susan Calman, Kevin Bridges, Katherine Ryan, Matt Forde, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Phil Wang, Jessica Knappett, Nish Kumar, Anna Richardson, Dev, Simon Gregson, Natalie Cassidy, Jon Thomson, Jayde Adams, Suzi Ruffell and Natasia Demetriou.

Each episode, Dara will preside over five rounds of computer gaming inspired mayhem as two celebrity guests reveal their truly competitive natures and whether they’re secretly brilliant players, fast learners, or incredibly sore losers. Once again games featured will vary all the way from the very earliest, ground-breaking names up to the latest blockbuster titles and advances in technology, while also taking in the cult classic titles that challenge conventional gaming rules. And of course every episode ends with a super-sized, physical challenge that tests the competitors in all-new, ingenious ways.

A DLT Entertainment Production, Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit started life as an Edinburgh show created by Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon, and made the leap to TV in 2016. Executive producers for the series are Donald Taffner Jr. and Michaela Hennessy-Vass and the series is executive produced for Dave by Iain Coyle. The series producer is Darren Sole and the series director is Steve Smith.

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Dave’s had a haircut and shave in recent years as it grows from awkward teenager to fully-fledged commissioner of new and original shows. And it’s not just comedy these days but entertainment and even some knock-out live sport. Hit UKTV Original commissions include Taskmaster, Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish, Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled, Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit and Crackanory, all laden with the biggest names in British comedy. Dave enjoyed critical success with two series of Hoff the Record, a mockumentary ensemble comedy led by the living legend David Hasselhoff.

As well as home-grown delights Dave also goes stateside, cherry-picking cult US Shows including the sharp-witted and sharp-suited Suits and much-loved Parks and Recreation along with Emmy-nominated The Last Man on Earth. This all contributed to Dave’s award win at the 2016 Broadcast Digital Awards for Best Entertainment Channel.

Dave is the UK's most watched non-PSB channel broadcasting to over 27 million people per month, and viewers continue to enjoy the ludicrously addictive American Pickers and UK remake of Storage Hunters. The channel continues to grow its original commissioning slate with political show Unspun With Matt Forde, Red Dwarf XI, fantasy comedy Zapped! and Celebrity Storage Hunters.

About UKTV
UKTV is the biggest multichannel broadcaster in the UK.

The award-winning independent has eleven imaginative brands - UKTV Play, Dave, W, Gold, Alibi, Yesterday, Drama, Really, Home, Eden and Good Food. These include the two most popular non-PSB channels in the UK and account for 9.31% of the British commercial TV market. The company's most recent financial results showed record-breaking year-end revenue of £319m and EBITDA of £82m. It invested £148m in programming and related launches last year, and is becoming an increasingly significant investor in UK creativity.

UKTV has a truly innovative model, curating brand-defining commissions, high-profile acquisitions and the very best of BBC, alongside programmes originally shown on ITV and Channel 4. The network embraces technology to deliver inspired channels to audiences through Freeview, Sky, Virgin Media, BT, TalkTalk, YouView, Freesat, Amazon Fire and UKTV Play, and distributes its highly valued original programmes to 200 territories.

Now celebrating its 23rd year at the forefront of digital television, UKTV - an independent commercial joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) - is proud to be the only British television broadcaster in The Sunday Times top 100 companies list.

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Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the multiple award-winning sitcom My Family, As Time Goes By, Three’s Company, Too Close For Comfort and Meet My Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution company with classics such as The Benny Hill Show, The World at War, The Adventures of Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.

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