Jeremy Vine reveals 'Eggheads' is moving from BBC to Channel 5

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Jeremy Vine arrives at the gala performance of Cirque De Soleil's
Jeremy Vine arrives at the gala performance of Cirque De Soleil's "LUIZA" at The Royal Albert Hall on January 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Quiz show Eggheads is moving to Channel 5 from the BBC.

Presenter Jeremy Vine announced the news on his self-titled Channel 5 show on Friday morning, revealing it would be making its way to the channel later in 2021.

He said: "The programme which I've presented for more than 10 years, Eggheads, one of the greatest quizzes in the history of British TV is moving to Channel 5 later this year."

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Judith Keppel, who appears as one of the 'Eggheads' on the show, appeared via video link to chat with the host.

She said of the quiz's return: "I'm thrilled to bits, I can't tell you how lovely it will be to have something to do at last."

In a statement, Vine added: “I can’t wait to be reunited with the mighty Eggheads and see new teams try to take them on.

“I’m sure fans of Eggheads will share in my delight that it has found a new home on Channel 5.”

A BBC spokesperson said: “We sometimes have to make difficult decisions in order to grow new shows and we would like to thank the Eggheads and host Jeremy Vine for their time on the BBC and wish them well with their next chapter."

Eggheads' official Twitter account also announced they were looking for teams of five to appear on the show,

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Beginning in 2003, the show was originally hosted by Dermot Murnaghan with Vine hosting from 2008 while Murnaghan presented the spin-off series.

After the spin-off came to an end the pair fronted the programme on a rotational basis, before Vine became the sole presenter from series 16 onwards.

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