UKTV are to launch, alongside the second series of Dave’s computer gaming comedy show Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, a brand new games review show Go 8 Bit DLC.
“Both Go 8 Bit and DLC come from a place of real love for gaming, yet at the same time they can be enjoyed by both gamers and non-gamers alike. They’re a perfect example of how we’re continually looking to innovate with Dave’s programming.” – Steve North, Dave general manager
The ten-episode run of Go 8 Bit DLC is to be hosted by Go 8 Bit’s resident games expert Ellie Gibson with team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon.
It will feature lively debates and reviews covering the history of video games with guest stars including comedians Susan Calman, Jamali Maddix, writer Rhianna Pratchett, musician Scroobius Pip and Harry Potter’s Weasley twins, James and Oliver Phelps, while each week Dara O Briain will also pop in to discuss one of his favourite games of all time.
Guest stars taking part in series two of Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit are Vernon Kay, Russell Kane, Sara Cox, Lolly Adefope, Richard Osman, Rob Beckett, Edith Bowman, Gemma Cairney, Bec Hill, Elis James, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe, Jon Richardson, Daniel Sloss, Ellie Taylor, and Robert Webb.
Once again, they will be bringing their favourite games to play, while also testing themselves against some of the weirdest and best titles and tech from the gaming world. Games played range from classics like Mega Man 2 and Lemmings to cult titles like Octodad and Goat Simulator, up to modern-day bestsellers such as Angry Birds and Uncharted 4.
“I am very excited to be hosting Go 8 Bit DLC. I’m hoping it will offer an extended and enhanced user experience, so it’s just like regular DLC, except we’re not asking anyone to pay £7.99 for some new hats.” – Ellie Gibson
Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit and Go 8 Bit DLC both start on Monday 15th May on Dave. Series one of Dara O Brian’s Go 8 Bit is available to catch up on UKTVPlay.