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Jason Manford to host new BBC game show

The comedian will front he show based on a simple premise.

Jason Manford will host First And Last (Ian West/PA)
Jason Manford will host First And Last (Ian West/PA)

By Craig Simpson, PA

Jason Manford is set to host new BBC game show First And Last.

He has welcomed the chance to create a show that drowns out the “tough” outside world.

The aim of the competition is to avoid earning either the most or the fewest points in each round.

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First And Last will air on BBC One. (BBC/Zeppotron)

Comedian Manford will present the new six-part series which will air on BBC One.

Contestants on the show will have to navigate a range of rounds without coming either first or last, as they will be eliminated.

Manford said: “I’m so excited to be presenting this brand new show, First & Last, for BBC One.

“As I get older I try not to be involved in any show that I 100% wouldn’t watch myself, and this to me is classic early Saturday evening telly.

“It’s fun and light-hearted with great characters and silly games.

“I always think when the world feels a bit hard and tough, you want to be able to flick the telly on and block all of that stuff out by having a good laugh.”

Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning at the BBC, added: “With one very simple rule at its heart this show is simply great and in Jason we have a great host.”

The air date for First And Last, produced by Zeppotron, is yet to be confirmed by the BBC.

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