6 July 2017
UKTV's leading entertainment channel Dave has today announced a street-based gameshow Don't Say It, Bring It hosted by comedian Jason Byrne. The gameshow challenges people to bring back the answer, but not to say it, in return for Jason's cash prizes. Based on an original Spanish format from Phileas Productions, Don't Say It, Bring It will be produced by Stellify Media (20 x 30').
Don't Say It, Bring It will be filmed across the UK including - Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Western-super-Mare and Whitby. Each unpredictable episode will see an ebullient Jason and crew pitch up in a new town in search of willing participants. Armed with a loud hailer and a small on-screen crew, Jason will pick players - they can choose to play alone, in pairs or in a group.
Ordered by UKTV's director of commissioning Richard Watsham and Dave general manager Steve North. The series is commissioned by Helen Nightingale who will also exec for UKTV. Kieran Doherty, Matthew Worthy and Chris Jones executive produce for Stellify Media with Series Producer and Director Stuart Locke.
Jason Byrne said,
It's the best indoor outdoor gameshow I've ever worked on... I loved giving away cash to the great British public on the streets - up with this sort of thing! Don't Say It, Bring It: they didn't say it and they brought it. Apart from the ones who said it and didn't bring it. £50 to bring back a walking stick, £100 for a contact lens, £250 for a butcher named Tom - this show is so easy it's impossible!
Richard Watsham said,
This is a new genre for origination on Dave and part of our ongoing strategy of broadening commissioning opportunities into different areas of the schedule. There are increasing opportunities for producers beyond the core comedy entertainment shows that Dave has been so successful in originating.
Helen Nightingale added,
One of the many fantastic things about working with Jason is his extraordinary energy and off-the-cuff live comedy which makes this exciting fast-paced funny format really fizz with life. His energy is infectious so those playing along give it their all. Where else can someone win £250 for bringing a butcher named Tom?
Steve North said,
Dave viewers have a real appetite for fresh and funny formats and I think they will love this energetic, entertaining gameshow. We are so happy to have Jason host his first show with us.
Matthew Worthy said,
We're lucky enough to have a game show where the rules are described in the title. Which leaves room for Jason to do what Jason does best - mess around with bewildered members of the public.
Don't Say It, Bring It is in production this summer across various locations across the UK to be broadcast on Dave later this year.
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