TV Times - - My TV Times Week - Caren Clark


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.’

Catch­phrase satur­day / itv / 6.25Pm

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