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Dara O’Briain to host video games TV show on Dave

Hit Edinburgh stage show Go 8 Bit is coming to TV this autumn, and will be hosted by Dara O’Briain.

Cannily titled: Dara O’Briain’s Go 8 Bit, the show will consist of six episodes and be screened on TV channel Dave.

Each episode will feature team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon as they guide celebrity guests through five rounds of ‘competitive and hilarious gaming contests’. Comedians Dara O’Briain and Ellie Gibson will be judging and teasing the contestants as they attempt to become the 8-Bit Champion.

Put a video game controller in the hands of a nun and she’ll turn into a trash-talking bloodthirsty monster. Give a controller to a comedian and they’ll do that too, but be funny,” O’Briain said in a statement.

In video games veritas, my friends. This show is a raucous, back-biting, properly competitive celebration of the world’s favourite pastime. Let’s Go 8 Bit!”

Dara O’Briain is a famed gamer and has hosted the Video Game BAFTAs numerous times. Ellie Gibson is an award-winning video game journalist and stand-up comic.

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