Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit is returning for two further ten-part series after making a successful debut on UKTV’s Dave earlier this year. Returning alongside O Briain are team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon and resident gaming expert Ellie Gibson.
Each episode sees Dara 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.
The comedian and host said: “What bittersweet news. The more time I spend making this fun exciting show about video games, the less time I have to play fun, exciting video games, and I’m already pretty bad at video games. In fact, the more I make this show the less qualified I am to be a guest on it. Now there’s an irony.”
Steve North, Dave general manager, added: “It’s really exciting to be able to make more Go 8 Bit on Dave. We had a fantastic response to the first series, and with Taskmaster returning next year as well, we’ve got arguably two of the most exciting, individual panel shows on television.”