ITV has commissioned STV Productions to make a second series of ‘say what you see’ game show Catchphrase.

The series of nine new episodes, with an additional three celebrity specials, will start filming in September.

We were delighted with the first series of the new Catchphrase and we’re delighted to welcome Stephen and Mr Chips back with another series. – John Kaye Cooper, ITV’s Controller of Entertainment

The iconic show was revived with a brand new series in April 2013, featuring a revamped set, 3D graphics and a dynamic new end game. The rebooted production was a ratings success with an average audience of 4.9 million and an overall reach of just under 20 million across the series, making it the biggest new game show of the year across all channels.

Host Stephen Mulhern will return for the second series, joined of course by his animated sidekick, Mr Chips.

We are hugely excited to be working on a second series of Catchphrase and look forward to giving the audience another chance to ‘say what they see’ as they play along with Stephen, Mr Chips and our studio contestants. – Gary Chippington, head of entertainment at STV Productions

The new version of Catchphrase will run in 45 minute episode slots, with the celebrity editions airing for an hour. Below, the show through the years…

Roy Walker, the original host of the show. Produced first by TVS and later Carlton Central Productions Roy fronted the series from 1986 to 1999.
The Sky Family Channel version of the show, Family Catchphrase with Andrew O’Connor as host.

Times changed in 2000 with a whole new look and new host in Nick Weir. It proved unsuccessful, then Mark Curry takes over in 2002 for the final run of the show.
Back Stephen Mulhern on the set of the STV pilot which has never aired on television.
The first new series in ten years proved a hit with ITV viewers.
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