New Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit and Sister show coming in May

Vernon Kay, Russell Kane, Sara Cox, Lolly Adefope, Richard Osman and Rob Beckett are among the stars taking part in the second series of Dave’s computer gaming comedy show Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit, which returns to screens on Monday 15th May at 10pm. And immediately following each new episode will be brand new games review show Go 8 Bit DLC.

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Other comedians and presenters across series two of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit are 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.

Go 8 Bit DLC is 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.

Ellie Gibson said, "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."

Iain Coyle, UKTV senior commissioning editor, said, "After the great success of Go 8 Bit, it's a logical move for us to further engage with the gaming audience. Go 8 Bit DLC is a great fun show on its own terms and I'm delighted that we're also extending our relationship with Ellie, Steve and Sam"

Steve North, Dave general manager, said, "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."

A DLT Entertainment production, Go 8 Bit DLC has been ordered by director of commissioning Richard Watsham and Dave general manager Steve North, and executive produced for Dave by Iain Coyle. Executive producers for the series are Donald Taffner Jr. and Michaela Hennessy-Vass. The series producer is Rohan Acharya and the series director is Fergus March.

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.

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