A one hour celebrity special of Catchphrase has been ordered by ITV to bolster the return of the classic gameshow.

It will feature Steve Pemberton, Kym Lomas and Rosemary Shrager playing the classic gameshow, hosted by Stephen Mulhern, in which contestants are challenged to say what they see.

The one-off episode follows ITV’s decision to commission an 8 x 45 minute revival of the series which is being co-produced by STV Productions and DRG.

Catchphrase was originally created by Pasetta Productions and has been updated with a new set, 3D graphics and with three contestants rather than two.

STV head of entertainment Gary Chippington said: “It is fantastic to be bringing this iconic game show back to ITV viewers. Catchphrase is a much loved show and it is great that a celebrity special of the rejuvenated format has been commissioned - we fully expect the celebs to enjoy it as much as the viewers.”

ITV controller of entertainment John Kaye Cooper ordered the special.

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