Vernon Kay is expected to be joined by a host of stars, including his wife Tess Daly, on the first episode of his new game show Game of Talents.
The TV presenter, 46, kicks off the brand new show with ITV where contestants have to guess the hidden talents of the audience to win a big prize.
Joining Vernon, and teaming up with members of the public to help them win big prizes, will be a crowd of celebrity pairs, who will become rivals for one night only.
Talent game! Vernon Kay is expected to be joined by a host of stars, including his wife Tess Daly, on the first episode of his new game show Game of Talents
Among the celebrities who will join the contestants to go head-to-head will be Strictly Come Dancing legends Tess, 51, and Craig Revel Horwood, 56.
Tess said: “ It was great joining Vernon on the first Game of Talents. I had so much fun playing in the studio, the talents are awesome and I can’t wait for everyone to play at home too.
Masked dancer duo Oti Mabuse and Joel Dommett, comedian and presenter Jonathan Ross alongside comedian, writer and actress Katherine Ryan and Radio 1 dream crew Nick Grimshaw and Clara Amfo also join the lineup.
Couple goals! The TV presenter, 46, kicks off the brand new show with ITV where contestants have to guess the hidden talents of the audience to win a big prize.
Vernon will also be reuniting with his old I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here! campmates Jordan North and Giovanna Fletcher.
He will be joined by presenter, singer and TV personality Michelle Visage and Spice Girl Mel B, as well as TV presenters Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis.
Vernon Kay said, “ We have such a stellar roster of celebrities coming on the show, there are a few favorites from viewers from the world of television and entertainment. And of course, it’s great that my lovely wife Tess is on one of the shows.
Game on! Joining Vernon and teaming up with members of the public to help them win big prizes, will be a crowd of celebrity pairs, who will become rivals for just one night.
“ I can’t wait to see the celebrity and competitor teams compete against each other and viewers to see what a special we have put together. ”
Contestant and celebrity pairs will need to bring their A-game, as they try to uncover the hidden talents of eight mystery performers in each episode.
The former All Star Family Fortunes host returns to mainstream television with a new role in the irreverent series, which strives to blend the best elements of two sure-fire odds winners – game shows and talent shows.
A preview of the series saw a perfectly suited Vernon avoiding fireworks, feathers, and flying marshmallows while familiarizing himself with his storyline.
Teammates: Masked dancer duo Oti Mabuse and Joel Dommett also join the lineup.
A plume of fire even threatens to engulf the presenter as he attempts to dodge flying obstacles, suggesting that the entertainment on display will mirror ITV’s mainstay Britain’s Got Talent.
A visibly tousled Vernon is later seen dusting himself off while telling viewers, ‘Blimey, I didn’t see this coming. ”
ITV syndicated the show after a promising start for Fox Network in the US, where it launched with Wayne Brady as host starting March 10.
Glam: He will be joined by presenter, singer and TV personality Michelle Visage and Spice Girl Mel B, and TV presenters Stephen Mulhern and Emma Willis (pictured)
Continuous: An early preview gives fans a taste of what to expect, with a perfectly suited Kay avoiding fireworks, feather, and flying marshmallows while learning about his storyline
Warning: the presenter is faced with a large plume of feathers in the show’s first teaser
Easy to do: Kay leans and dives as an array of objects fly in her direction
With material from the hugely popular talent show The Masked Singer, two teams must guess the hidden talents of participating audience members, based on first impressions and a series of telltale clues.
The upcoming series is being directed by Thames – whose previous mainstream credits include Britain’s Got Talent and the recently relaunched Supermarket Sweep.
A spokesperson for Thames explained, “ Each episode will see the contestants teaming up with a favorite celebrity as the pairs work together to try to understand the surprising and often bizarre hidden talents of eight mysterious artists.
Sweet: Host is faced with a handful of marshmallows as new clip in full swing
Hot trick: A plume of fire even threatens to engulf the presenter as he tries to dodge flying obstacles
Surprised: A visibly disheveled Kay is later seen dusting himself off while telling viewers, ‘Blimey, I didn’t see this coming’
“ So can they really spot the Weightlifter’s Opera Singer or the Fire-Eating Acrobat just based on their looks and a few intriguing clues along the way?
“Game of Talents combines the excitement of a talent show with all the fun of a game show that viewers can play at home.
Kay added, “ We line up amazing artists whose skills are both incredibly brilliant and at times surreal.
“I can’t wait for viewers to play home and try to guess who has what hidden talent. Prepare to be shocked and amazed in equal measure.”
Game Of Talents will air on April 10 at 7:30 p.m. on ITV
Coming soon: Game Of Talents set to launch on ITV1 in April