Ore Oduba, the winner of 2016’s Strictly Come Dancing is set to present a brand new BBC gameshow called Hardball. The TV presenter, who is 32, will be the face of the new daytime show, that will see contestants answering questions in an attempt to beat the clock, as a rolling ball is set in motion to catch them up.
“I absolutely love Hardball,” says Ore, “it does exactly what it says on the tin! Like the best quiz shows, it’s a simple format but a game that’s not quite as easy as it first appears."
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“I can't wait to bring a bit of drama to daytime on BBC One. Once that ball starts rolling, it's very hard to stop ... Let's hope our contestants - and the audience - can hold their breath."
There will be six contestants per episode, but only one will progress to the final where there’s a chance to win thousands of pounds.
The BBC has explained:
“Players step up to face the ball on 25 metres of track in front of which they are asked questions that test all aspects of their knowledge on topics as varied as pop music, history, sport and movies.
"Each question they answer correctly moves them further down the track. But the players are being chased by a ball that never stops - the Hardball. As soon as the ball passes them, the game is over." [Quotes from Bang Showbiz]
We’re glad to hear that the former Strictly champion is doing well for himself, especially after the news that poor Joe McFadden (last year’s winner) is struggling to find work. Fingers crossed that Joe will repeat Ore’s success in the near future.
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