The popular quiz show Pointless is set to bring its unique mix of obscure knowledge, witticisms, daft humour and irresistible game play to BBC One Daytime this July.

The inaugural week on BBC One will showcase five episodes of Pointless Celebrities – which sees famous faces from the world of entertainment, sport and comedy competing to win a cash prize for their chosen charities. In order to reign victorious the celebrities will have to find the most obscure answers they can; answers no-one else could think of.

Showbiz stars featuring in Pointless Celebrities include: The One Show presenters Alex Jones and Matt Baker, racing pundit John McCririck and his wife Jenny, Holby City actors Tina Hobley and Paul Bradley, Strictly Come Dancing stars Ann Widdecombe, Craig Revel Horwood, Anton du Beke and Erin Boag, Countryfile hosts Julia Bradbury and John Craven, comedian Russell Kane and writer Dawn Porter, plus many others.

As ever, Alexander Armstrong oversees proceedings, ably assisted by the keeper of facts and figures, Richard Osman.

Alexander Armstrong says; “I’m SO excited to be bringing our Pointless show to BBC One – it’s precisely the mix of general knowledge quizzery and silliness the early evening schedule has been crying out for”

Richard Osman adds: “This is a big step for me personally. In one leap I will go from being known as ‘whatsisname from that thing on BBC Two’ to being known as ‘whatsisname from that thing on BBC One’.”

In Pointless, contestants test the depths of their knowledge as they attempt to find the little known or forgotten answers that no-one else could think of. Every question on Pointless has been asked to a panel of 100 people before the show – to find out the most obvious and the most obscure answers. Pairs of contestants compete for a cash prize by finding the least obvious answers – and scoring the fewest points. The Holy Grail is a pointless answer – an answer that none of the 100 people thought of.

The regular edition of Pointless will launch on BBC One Daytime on the 11th July.