Bridge of Lies is heading to primetime after BBC1 ordered a primetime version of the quiz show.
STV Studios’ Ross Kemp-fronted format is to return next year with an 8 x 45-minute celeb edition, alongside a 25-part daytime recommission, revealed by Broadcast.
Commissioned following a competitive tender, the gameshow revolves around a team of four who take on the ‘Bridge of Lies’, crossing the animated bridge one by one by stepping on the truths and avoiding the lies. It will again be filmed in Glasgow.
“The Bridge of Lies is tailor-made for a celeb version so I’m looking forward to putting teams of famous faces to the test,” said Kemp.
The first series pulled in audiences of up to 1.3m (15%) from March to become one of the BBC’s best performing daytime quiz shows of the last year.
STV Studios’ creative director of entertainment Gary Chippington, who will exec produce, said: “It’s fantastic that the BBC has so much faith in the format to not only commission another daytime series but a celebrity primetime version too.”
The celebrity episodes were ordered by director of unscripted Kate Phillips, with the second series of the daytime format ordered by acting head of daytime and early peak Lindsay Bradbury and commissioning editors Alex McLeod and Neil McCallum.