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Fifteen to One returns to Channel 4

Celebrity Fifteen to One
Image caption Adam Hills (centre) hosted a one-off celebrity special of Fifteen to One in September

Quiz show Fifteen to One is to return to Channel 4 for a full series, the broadcaster has announced.

The classic general knowledge show was recently broadcast as a one-off celebrity special as part of Channel 4's 80s nostalgia night in September.

Sandi Toksvig will host the new 20-part daytime series when it airs in the spring, with comic Adam Hills fronting four celebrity editions.

The original show, hosted by William G Stewart, ran from 1988 to 2003.

"I'm thrilled to be taking up the mantle of hosting Fifteen To One," Toksvig said.

"It is a legendary quiz show with tough questions. I'm glad I'll be asking not answering."

'New generation'

Hills, who hosts comedy show The Last Leg, also fronted the September special which was watched by an average 1.8 million viewers.

"I am thrilled to be part of the ongoing institution that is Fifteen To One," he said.

He added he enjoyed watching celebrities trying not to make fools of themselves while answering general knowledge questions.

Tom Blakeson, from Remedy Productions, which produces the show, said: "It's fantastic to be making more Fifteen To One for Channel 4 following the success of the celebrity special earlier this year.

"We're really looking forward to introducing a whole new generation to this compelling format and, with Adam and Sandi, we're delighted to have two brilliant and very funny hosts on board."

The quiz show will stick to its original format with three rounds and 15 contestants trying to avoid elimination by answering questions correctly.

Subsequent rounds then see contestants nominate who should answer the next question, in a battle to knock each other out.

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