A GAME show like no other will offer viewers a 'jolly half hour' this festive season.

BBC's Miranda’s Games with Showbiz Names will be presented by actress, comedian, and expert in the art of mischief Miranda Hart and will involve three celebrity couples taking on outrageous challenges, bringing out their silly sides and competitive spirit.

Taking place from their own homes - due to the ongoing pandemic - Ms Hart will be joined by Robbie Williams, Jermaine Jenas and Shirley Ballas who will take on a series of challenges, including Ms Hart's favourite which involves "ridiculous dancing" and makes her laugh “every time.”

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Miranda Hart, who starred in the BBC sitcom Miranda from 2009 to 2015 (plus a 10-year anniversary special earlier this year), said: “I shall be playing very silly games with some famous faces, who you’ll see in a new light from their own home and are fully on board for the mayhem that I promise shall ensue.

“It’s a format that was created for the current climate and I hope it provides some unique larks for whatever level of lockdown people are in."


“It’s absolutely vital to laugh during these times," added Ms Hart.

"I believe you can hold the joy among the darkness and that’s what keeps us going in our struggles.

“I try and find a moment of fun every day. And it’s why I love my job - because if one viewer has had a jolly half hour with something I create, it’s worthwhile and served a purpose.

“Viewers can expect lovely, friendly, famous faces making complete idiots of themselves for their enjoyment!”

Miranda’s Games with Showbiz Names will air on BBC One at 9.45pm on Christmas Eve (Thursday, December 24).