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Stephen Mulhern is back with a new run of the game show, kicking off with a celebrity special. Find out if you’d beat the guest stars faced with the picture clues by taking part in our special Catchphrase quiz on
As Stephen Mulhern returns for a new series of Catchphrase, we give you the chance to play along with a special TV Times version of the quiz...
It’s more than 30 years since we were first introduced to the chirpy computer-animated mascot Mr Chips and his baffling word puzzles on Catchphrase.
Veteran presenter Roy Walker turned the series into something of a TV classic from 1986 to 1999, but over the last four years, current host Stephen Mulhern has made the much-loved show his own.
Stephen, 40, is thrilled to be back this week for a new series that starts with a celebrity special as TV’S Lorraine Kelly, Benidorm star Jake Canuso and Diversity’s Ashley Banjo compete to win £50,000 for their chosen charity.
‘I grew up watching
Catchphrase with my family and I don’t think there’s a better family game show out there,’ says Stephen. ‘Viewers like the fact that you can play along; you can always have a little guess. People seem to have real warmth for it.’ But as a Catchphrase stalwart now, is Mr Mulhern any good at working out those fiendishly difficult answers himself ? ‘At the start I wasn’t very good at guessing, but I’ve got better,’ laughs Stephen. ‘My brother is superb at it and Ant Mcpartlin is incredible. I’ll describe catchphrases to him over the phone and he’ll guess every single one. He’s a huge fan.’