Jerry Springer is to host a new confessional television show for British TV.

Nothing But The Truth will urge participants to reveal their deepest, darkest secrets in front of friends and family with the encouragement of a lie detector test.

Contestants on the Sky One gameshow will have to get through a series of questions such as “Do you love one of your children more than the other?” and “Have you ever worn your wife’s underwear without her knowing?” to win a cash prize.

The US star, who set the mould for confessional TV with the controversial Jerry Springer Show, will ask the questions.

Nothing But The Truth is part of Sky One’s autumn line-up, which also includes Noel Edmonds hosting Noel’s Christmas Presents.

The Deal Or No Deal host will arrange for dreams, such as trips to Lapland for ill children, to come true in the show which will be broadcast on Christmas Day.

In Are You Smarter Than A 10-Year-Old?, adults will compete for a cash prize by answering questions based on the National Curriculum.

Other shows include Ross Kemp in Afghanistan, where he joins forces with the British Army, the second series of Cirque de Celebrite, and the third series of Project Catwalk, with Kelly Osbourne.

Sky One Director of Programmes Richard Woolfe said: “Christmas without turkey, crackers or Noel is just not right, so I am thrilled that we’re able to bring back this Christmas institution.

“This autumn offers a tantalising smorgasbord of delights to whet people’s appetites until the festive season.”