OFFICIAL: Mellor lands key BBC game-show spot

The Slog

MellorrrcqIn perhaps its best scoop of all time, today’s Sun on Sunday has brought further embarrassment to an already embattled BBC by blowing the gaff on Auntie’s planned new Game Show, David Mellor’s Race-Rant Cop Quiz.

Although until now Project RRCQ has been a closely guarded secret, The Slog understands that final format details are being tested (using a recorded pilot version in early January) for full-scale launch some time in the Spring. Beeb insiders tell me that the show – using Mellor in the anchor role – will be the Corporation’s big weapon to win back ratings from ITV and Newscorp, because the 45-minute programme will be screened nightly at late pre-peak (7.15 – 8.00 pm) exclusively on the BBCNews Channel.

BBC Head of News & Current Affairs Hamish Jardine told The Slog this afternoon, “As the 24/7 news horizon becomes an increasingly Zero Analysis Zone, we felt…

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