Louise Minchin teases new venture with co-stars away from BBC Breakfast: ‘Count me in!’

Louise Minchin, 52, has been on the helm of BBC Breakfast since 2003, however has since delved into different elements of TV together with the favored quiz show Eggheads. In 2008, she and her BBC colleagues, Sian Williams, Bill Turnbull, Charlie Stayt and Nick Robinson, featured on the celeb model of the long-running quiz, and because it’s huge transfer to Channel 5 forward of the new collection, Louise expressed curiosity in returning to the panel alongside her co-stars.

The widespread program sees a bunch of 5 members face basic information Goliath’s and attempt to beat them for a money prize but when the Eggheads win, the cash rolls over to the subsequent show.

Often an enormous amount of cash could be at stake.

Taking to Twitter, Sian prompt the group of 5 head up their very own quiz group to tackle the common Egghead genius’, and check out their luck at successful the jackpot prize for charity.

“How about it group? Rematch?” she questioned, tagging her colleagues within the submit.

Nick was first to answer, indicating he was positively up for it.

Louise additionally agreed, exclaiming: “Count me in too!”

It comes after Channel 5 launched a casting advert, revealing they’re actively on the lookout for groups to tackle the Eggheads as filming for the most recent collection commences.

Despite altering broadcasters after 18-years on-air, the show will stay finally the identical, with the identical set and panel and host Jeremy Vine all returning.

Addressing the massive adjustments in an interview with Radio Times, Jeremy reassured viewers: “I all the time knew the show wouldn’t be misplaced for ever.

“It’s such a thrill to be presenting undoubtedly one of many biggest TV quizzes of all time.

“I really like the truth that simply as folks had been starting to assume we is likely to be gone for ever, we’re out of the blue again with a bang.”

Despite the change of broadcaster, the presenter reassured followers that the group of brainiacs all of them know and love may even be returning for the new collection.

“One of the good issues is that the set’s not altering. The music’s not altering,” he smiled.

“It was by no means damaged; it was being rested. Sadly, Dave Rainford died final yr so the very very first thing we’ll do once we assemble is drink a pint and toast Dave.”

Jeremy additionally acknowledged that occasions are altering and the BBC must cater to a youthful viewers, Jeremy just lately admitted that older viewers are extra “loyal”, and regardless of the place the show goes they are going to comply with.

“The good old BBC are very conscious that they should innovate consistently and produce on a youthful viewers.

“If you’re a profitable show — which Eggheads is with over 2,000 editions — you’re all the time going to be susceptible to someone saying, ‘I believe we will discover one thing higher.’”

He famous that it is “troublesome for the BBC” in that sense, however would possibly work properly for Channel 5.

“The factor that made Eggheads difficult for them was that analysis confirmed that it had the oldest viewers on British tv,” he continued.

“I believe that performs to our favour. The older viewer is so loyal.”

He added, laughing: “When I ring my mum, if Eggheads is on, she’ll inform me off and cling up.”

Jeremy’s full interview is obtainable to learn now in Radio Times.

BBC Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on BBC One.

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