“Carr’s quiz show entertains – quite literally ****” The Times
“A smart idea that we can see being a big hit.” The Sun
“Jimmy Carr’s effortless-seeming shtick – making merciless fun of himself and the contestants – works brilliantly” Daily Telegraph
Channel 4 has recommissioned I Literally Just Told You, the Jimmy Carr fronted primetime comedy gameshow which was created by Richard Bacon and produced by Expectation.
The critically acclaimed entertainment show, which is the only gameshow in history to give the contestants all the answers in advance, has been recommissioned for an increased run of eight episodes including two celebrity special episodes. The 16 – 34 audience for series one of I Literally Just Told You was up 34% for volume and 54% up on slot share. The overall audience was up 9% on volume and 17% up on slot share.
In each episode of I Literally Just Told You, four contestants have the opportunity to compete for a cash prize of up to £25,000 by answering questions that have been written live as the show is being filmed. The questions can be about absolutely anything that happens during the show, from a celebrity cameo to an off the cuff joke or even something one of the contestants has shared about themselves.
I Literally Just Told You was commissioned for Channel 4, by Steve Handley, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment and Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment and Events. The series will be overseen by Ben Wicks, Creative Director of Entertainment at Expectation and the Executive Producers are Adam Hutchinson and Richard Bacon.