The Big Quiz (TV series)

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The Big Quiz
Presented by Stephen Mulhern
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 5
Production company(s) ITV Studios
Original network ITV, STV, UTV
Picture format 16:9
Original release 16 December 2011 (2011-12-16) – present

The Big Quiz is a British entertainment quiz show hosted by Stephen Mulhern. It started as an annual quiz between soap operas Coronation Street and Emmerdale.


Episode Air date Teams Team 1 Team 2
1 16 December 2011 Coronation Street vs Emmerdale Jennie McAlpine
Malcolm Hebden
Patti Clare
Jack P. Shepherd
Mark Charnock
Natalie Anderson
Danny Miller
Meg Johnson
2 15 April 2012 The Only Way Is Essex vs Benidorm Joey Essex
Lauren Goodger
James Argent
Gemma Collins
Jake Canuso
Crissy Rock
Janine Duvitski
Shelley Longworth
3 26 July 2012 The Big Sports Quiz: Boys vs Girls Paddy McGuinness
Joe Hart
Kriss Akabusi
Mark Foster
Charlotte Jackson
Amy Williams
Karen Pickering
Louise Hazel
4 1 January 2016[1] Coronation Street vs Emmerdale Michael Le Vell
Brooke Vincent
Sue Cleaver
Jack P. Shepherd
Mark Charnock
Charlotte Bellamy
Liam Fox
Samantha Giles
5 6 January 2017 Jack P. Shepherd
Catherine Tyldesley
Dolly-Rose Campbell
Daniel Brocklebank
Mark Charnock
Natalie J. Robb
Chris Bisson
Matthew Wolfenden

Episode 1 (2011)[edit]

The first episode aired on 16 December 2011 with the teams consisting of the cast of Coronation Street: Jennie McAlpine, Malcolm Hebden, Patti Clare and Jack P. Shepherd and Emmerdale: Mark Charnock, Natalie Anderson, Danny Miller and Meg Johnson.

Episode 2 (2012)[edit]

The second episode aired on 15 April 2012 with the teams consisting of the cast of the hit comedy Benidorm: Jake Canuso, Crissy Rock, Janine Duvitski and Shelley Longworth and ITV2 reality show The Only Way is Essex: Joey Essex, Lauren Goodger, James Argent and Gemma Collins.

Episode 3 (2012)[edit]

The third episode (The Big Sports Quiz) aired on 26 July 2012 and saw boys and girls battle for who's best at sport, fronting the teams were 71 Degrees North presenters Charlotte Jackson and Paddy McGuinness and panellists Joe Hart, Kriss Akabusi, Mark Foster, Amy Williams, Karen Pickering and Louise Hazel.

Episode 4 (2016)[edit]

A fourth episode of The Big Quiz aired on 1 January 2016. The teams were Coronation Street vs. Emmerdale. Playing for Coronation Street were Michael Le Vell, Brooke Vincent, Sue Cleaver and Jack P. Shepherd. Playing for Emmerdale, Mark Charnock, Charlotte Bellamy, Liam Fox and Samantha Giles were playing. Emmerdale were the victors of the game.

Episode 5 (2017)[edit]

A fifth episode of the Big Quiz will air on 6 January 2017. Once again the teams will be Coronation Street vs. Emmerdale. Stephen Mulhern will return to present this episode.


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