Shooting Stars returns to BBC2

Comedy panel show Shooting Stars has been recommissioned for BBC2 – fifteen years after its debut.

Hosted by Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, Shooting Stars will be back for a complete series following a one-off special shown on BBC2 last Christmas.

Original team captain Ulrika Jonsson will return to head up Team A while Jack Dee will become Team B’s resident captain, following his stint on the Christmas special.

And fans will be delighted to hear that Matt Lucas will be returning as big baby George Dawes, the man with the scores.

Bob Mortimer said: “We’re really looking forward to it. Jack is going to be a great headmaster and Ulrika is as game as ever so it should be a very pleasant evening’s journey.

“We have a new attitude and new rounds and this series will feature a secret weapon which will assist us in re-inventing the panel show again, just as Shooting Stars originally did.”

First shown in December 1993, Shooting Stars was one of TV’s first celebrity panel shows.

The show quickly attracted a cult following and ran for five years until December 2002.

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