The Edinburgh TV Festival has announced that stand-up comedian, actor, writer and radio presenter, Nish Kumar will host the annual We Love TV Quiz, which this year is sponsored by Endemol Shine UK.

The infamous annual fundraising quiz sees broadcasters, production companies and media teams battle it out across a series of rounds testing their television trivia, all in aid of the Festival’s two talent schemes, Ones to Watch and The Network, as well as the New Voice Awards and year-round outreach activity.

The event will be held at Proud Embankment on Thursday, 9th May from 6pm.

The Mash Report host, Nish Kumar said: “Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Andrew Neil dancing in front of Bobby Gillespie on This Week, it’s been quite the year for gratuitous TV bloodbaths. I for one am thoroughly looking forward to quizzing the devious minds behind all this horror.”

Festival Director, Lisa Campbell, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Nish is bringing his inimitable wit to our TV quiz thanks to our sponsors Endemol Shine UK and producers of The Mash Report, Zeppotron.

“Last year, one of the many unforgettable moments was the relish with which TV execs donned dresses and wigs in our Ru Paul Drag Race special. We have more delights in store this year so bag your table quickly to be in with the chance of stealing the We Love TV Quiz Crown.”

In 2018 So Television’s ‘So Solid Crew’ won the quiz taking the trophy from reigning 2017 champions Channel 4.

Limited early bird tables are available at £899 + VAT and are available until 5pm on Friday 26th April. Standard tables thereafter will be £975 + VAT. Please visit the below link to book now – http://www.cvent.com/events/we-love-tv-quiz-2019/event-summary-ebf2e39ef48542c8b383914edbfdf679.aspx

As a Festival and a charity, the Edinburgh International Television Festival is committed to helping young people from all backgrounds gain access to the TV

Industry. It runs two young talent schemes, Ones to Watch and The Network.

Both schemes aim to ensure that the people working in television are as diverse as the audience watching it.

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