Sue Perkins is to preside over Sky Atlantic’s Thronecast when the show returns with a new format in April.
The Game of Thrones spin-off show will be broadcast live in front of a studio audience following each episode of the HBO drama. A 60 minute special will accompany the UK premiere of series five on Monday 13th April, preceding nine weekly instalments of 30 minutes in length.
Each week the Bake Off co-host will be joined in the studio by a panel comprising of cast, crew, celebrity fans and guest experts who will discuss and dissect the latest storylines, while Thrones aficionado Jamie East will be on hand to gage insight from the studio audience, deliver special reports and provide sneak peeks to forthcoming episodes and behind the scenes footage.
Sky say that the show’s new live format will increase reaction from and engagement with the viewers at home via social media platforms.