BBC One program The Hit List will return for a brand new series in 2022.
The music-themed game show has been airing on BBC since 2019 and is hosted by singers and husband and wife team Rochelle and Marvin Humes.
Here’s everything you need to know…
What is the hit list?
The Hit List is a play-along pop quiz in which competing contestants compete to show off their music knowledge in hopes of walking away with a £10,000 prize.
The show’s format sees teams facing four different rounds in which they must identify music from a variety of different genres and decades.
Presenter duo Marvin and Rochelle Humes say: “We are delighted to have The Hit List return to BBC One with a fifth series. We love doing the show and hearing how many people enjoy watching and playing along at home. It’s a perfect show for music lovers of all ages.”
When will The Hit List air?
The hit list returns on Saturday, July 16th.
When does The Hit List start?
The hit list starts at 7:10 p.m. The episodes usually last around 45 minutes.
The format of the show
In three rounds, the participants try to identify big hits from the past few years.
In the first round, teams listen for five seconds to five songs spanning five decades, all of which have been Top 5 hits, from today’s charts all the way back to the 1970s. The first team with five correct answers advances to the next round.
The second round is a speed test and teams are played a selection of clips from hit tracks, once they recognize a song they have to press their button to be the first to come in with an answer.
The third round is again a speed test, but this time the contestants have to guess the intro to a famous song or TV show.
In the final round, the team starts with £10,000 in their prize pool, after 5 seconds of each route the money starts to fall. If the team can match 10 song titles and artists before the money disappears, they go home with what’s left in their pot.
Who is Marvin Humes?
Marvin Humes is an English singer, television presenter and radio host who currently hosts the late night show on the Capital Network. He previously hosted the chart show The Official Big Top 40.
A member of the four-piece boy band JLS in 2008, he first rose to fame as a contestant on The X Factor. The boy band reached the show’s finale, finishing second behind Alexander Burke.
The show propelled JLS into the limelight and they enjoyed a successful five-year streak in the UK charts with popular songs like Everybody in Love and Beat Again. JLS split in 2013 but have since reformed in 2020.
Who is Rochelle Humes?
Rochelle Humes is a British singer and television presenter who regularly hosts shows such as This Morning and co-presents Ninja Warrior UK. She is the niece of former Manchester United and England footballer Paul Ince.
Like her partner Marvin, she rose to prominence as part of a musical group. She began her career with S Club Juniors and was later part of S Club 8. She is best known for being a member of the five-piece girl group The Saturdays, which formed in 2007 and was active until 2014.
How to watch The Hit List on TV
The hit list is shown live on BBC One at 19:10. Viewers can also watch the show on the BBC iPlayer where you can also watch episodes from the previous series.