Preview – Catchpoint

Picture Shows: Paddy McGuinness. Image Credit: BBC/12 Yard/Graeme Hunter.

This new BBC One game show may have some issues. The fact that Paddy McGuinness hosts it might be putting people off already.

Catchpoint involves pairs of contestants being given multiple choice answers on screens, with one contestant having to stand in front of which they think is the right answer. A ball is then dropped from above the correct answer, and the contestant has to run to catch ball before it lands. Thus, if you get the answer right, you are standing right below the ball. Get it wrong, and you might have to run to the other side of the stage to save yourself.

It sounds a bit fanciful, but it also has a tad of chaotic fun added to it.

Catchpoint is on BBC One at 18.50.