"For one night only, the cleverest contestants go head to head in a battle of the brains. They have got all the answers except one - who will be Quizmaster 2019?" - Jeremy Vine, presenter
This new factual entertainment show hosted by Jeremy Vine and filmed at dock10 pits high-profile contestants on major TV quiz programmes against each other to find out who is king or queen of TV game shows.
Quizmaster, a 90-minute peak time special, sees 15 previous contestants on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, Mastermind, The Chase, Fifteen to One and University Challenge compete in a high-stakes battle to become ultimate quiz champion.
The 15 competitors do battle across a series of rounds, each one designed to test a different aspect of their quiz knowledge, catch out other contestants or beat the clock.
Among the familiar faces competing are actor Shaun Williamson, who won Celebrity Mastermind, Isabelle Heward who won Mastermind in 2017, Egghead Pat Gibson who won £1 million on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, and his Eggheads teammate Kevin Ashman, a former Mastermind champion who holds the record for the highest score ever, Ailsa Watson who was Fifteen-to-One Grand Final winner in 2015, as well as Eric Monkman and Bobby Seagull, who achieved success on University Challenge.
Contestants are eliminated in each round, until just two remain to go head-to-head in a climactic final.
Jeremy Vine says: "How clever do you have to be to win a million on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Cleverer than a Mastermind champion? Or are the students on University Challenge the brainiest? Well, we decided to find out. And you could have cut the tension in the studio with a knife. This quiz is a Christmas monster!"