Presenter, comic and journalist Alex Brooker is finest recognized for his common gig on Channel 4’s The Final Leg, however has appeared on quite a few TV reveals (together with CBeebies Bedtime Tales, pictured above) and made a memorable debut this 12 months as the primary bodily disabled participant to take part in superstar charity soccer occasion Soccer Help. Brooker’s been a visitor on a number of panel and chat reveals, and when it comes to quizzing, has appeared on The Wall, The Wheel, Tipping Level and, like Sally Lindsay above, Richard Osman’s Home of Video games (although not like Stephen Mangan and Ed Gamble, they didn’t win general). Brooker’s but to seem on display in Pointless Celebrities, making the co-presenter gig his debut on the present.
A radio and TV presenter on BBC 6 Music, and the present host of BBC Radio 4’s long-running musical favourites sequence Desert Island Discs, Lauren Laverne is a author, broadcaster and former musician. She’s co-presented The One Present and was a author/presenter alongside Charlie Brooker and David Mitchell on topical information comedy present 10 O’Clock Reside. Laverne presents the BBC Glastonbury Pageant footage yearly (pictured above) and quiz-wise, appeared on By no means Thoughts the Buzzcocks a number of occasions as a panellist and as soon as as visitor host. Like Alex Brooker above, Laverne has not but appeared on Pointless Celebrities, so her grasp of esoteric details is but to be unveiled.
Kids’s novelist and TV presenter Konnie Huq got here to fame presenting traditional BBC teatime present Blue Peter, and has made cameo appearances in quite a few reveals from Good Omens to Diane Morgan comedy Mandy (pictured above). Huq co-wrote ‘Fifteen Million Deserves’, the Black Mirror episode that bought Daniel Kaluuya the gig on Oscar-nominated movie Get Out, alongside her husband Charlie Brooker. In June 2012, she appeared on Pointless Celebrities alongside Lionel Blair (RIP), Angela Rippon, Inside No. 9’s Steve Pemberton and youngsters’s presenter Angellica Bell, so she already is aware of the ropes.
Comic, podcaster and Nice British Menu decide Ed Gamble is a stand-up (at the moment touring the UK with present ‘Electrical’) and the host of the official Taskmaster podcast. He’s a foodie whose Off Menu podcast, co-hosted with fellow comedian James Acaster, pairs eating chat with light-hearted superstar interviews. Like Stephen Mangan above, Gamble was the weekly winner throughout his time on Richard Osman’s Home of Video games and appeared in a comedians’ particular episode of Pointless Celebrities together with his pal Nish Kumar in January 2020. His specialist topic on Superstar Mastermind? The peerless 30 Rock.
Pointless Sequence 28 begins on Tuesday the 20th of September at 5.15pm on BBC One.