Celebrities prepare to take on Ross Kemp’s terrifying Bridge of Lies as The Famous Bridge of Lies returns to BBC One

As teams of families and friends continue to try to conquer Bridge of Lies every weekday afternoon on BBC One, presenter Ross Kemp is kicking things up a notch.

From April 6, he will bring the famous bridge to Saturday nights, with a star-studded line-up of celebrity contestants ready to take it on in the hope of raising some cash for their chosen charities.

Back for a second eight-part series, Celebrity Bridge of Lies will once again see much-loved actor and presenter Ross help guide celebrity teams across the interactive bridge on the studio floor. But they’ll have to be careful to tread on truths and avoid lies, or risk falling in and out of the game and may go home empty-handed.

Filmed at the BBC’s Pacific Quay studios in Glasgow, the new series introduces the ‘Hotline’ feature for the first time, which allows the playing contestant to seek advice from teammates in the waiting room if they are stuck. But they only have seconds to talk, so the pressure is on…

Ross Kemp says: “I’m having such a great time filming the daytime version of Bridge of Lies, but there’s something about the hit series that raises the stakes. Maybe it’s the fact that celebrities are doing it for charity… or just that they have a reputation to uphold!

“This year’s series is filled with great personalities and the competition is tougher than ever. The usual rivalries between pop stars, soap stars and comics are left at the door because, as we’ve learned with this show, the only way to conquer the bridge is by working effectively as a team. But remember celebs, it’s Saturday night – so let’s have some fun too!”

Celebrity Bridge of Lies launches on Saturday April 6 with an eclectic team of two sporting legends, a BBC Radio 1 presenter and one of the nation’s favorite sitcom stars – but can Dion Dublin, Sam Quek, Melvin Odoom and Joanna Page good enough as a team to bring home some cash?

Celebrity Bridge of Lies kicks off on Saturday April 6 with an eclectic team of two sporting legends, a BBC Radio 1 presenter and one of the country’s favorite sitcom stars – but could Dion Dublin, Sam Quek, Melvin Odoom AND Joanna Page work well enough as a team to bring home some cash?

Later episodes in the series feature teams of pop icons (Sinitta, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Ritchie Neville AND Una Healy); BBC Morning Live presenters (Gethin Jones, Dr. Ranj Singh, Anna Haugh AND Briony May Williams); and soap stars (Chris Bisson, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Simon Gregson AND Danielle Harold).

Danielle’s EastEnders alter ego Lola Pearce is a distant relative of Ross’ character Grant Mitchell – but will the brave East End soul make it through the night, or crack under the pressure?

Other family ties in the new series of Celebrity Bridge of Lies include an all-star cast Kelvin Fletcher and his wife Lizand presenter Alex Beresford and his father Christmas.

The latter pair recently won the Celebrity Around the World Race, traveling from Morocco to Norway in the fastest time – but will they manage to get from one end of the bridge to the other without stepping on a lie?

Celebrity Bridge of Lies was recommissioned by Kalpna Patel-Knight, Head of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC. Commissioning Editors are Alex McLeod and Neil McCallum. The series is produced by Bridge of Lies creators STV Studios, with Gary Chippington, Creative Director of Entertainment at STV Studios, serving as Executive Producer. International format sales, outside the US and Australia, are handled by BBC Studios Distribution.

Celebrity Bridge of Lies returns to BBC One and iPlayer at 5.40pm on Saturday 6 April; Bridge of Lies continues weekdays at 4:30 p.m.

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