The Countdown and Gogglebox stars team up for an original new game show – with a major twist

The UK’s smartest presenters – Countdown’s Susie Dent and Celebrity Gogglebox star Gyles Brandreth join forces for a unique show.

The pair are teaming up for a stage version of the award-winning podcast, Something Rhymes with Purple.

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The show will have a residency at the Fortune Theater in London from Sunday September 25 to Sunday February 19, 2023Credit: ATG
Countdown's Susie Dent teams up with Goggle Box star Gyles Brandreth

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Countdown’s Susie Dent teams up with Goggle Box star Gyles BrandrethCredit: Channel 4

The smart duo will bring their infectious love of words to the stage with all the podcast’s trademark repartee and puns.

The show will combine popular podcast segments including Susie’s Threesome, Gyles’ poetry, the bizarre origins of sayings, and plenty of myths.

Each show will focus on a different theme and will be recorded for the podcast.

The show will have a residency at the Fortune Theater in London from Sunday September 25 to Sunday February 19, 2023.

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Anyone wishing to purchase tickets is encouraged to check the ATG ticket website for the full schedule.

The theater generally operates from Tuesday to Sunday.

Tickets for the hour and 50 minute show will be available from £25, with a transaction fee of £3.80 per ticket.

Audiences can also expect more of the Gogglebox star’s unique poetry, as well as a deep dive into exposing language myths.

Pleased with the news, Gyles said: “Susie and I first met over 25 years ago on Countdown. We love exploring the world of language together and we love meeting other people who love words.

“That’s why we’re so excited about Something Rhymes with Purple on Stage; it’s going to be a party for all of our language-loving friends!”

Describing the show and what fans can expect to see, a Fortune Theater spokesperson said: “Discover the hidden origins of language, understand how and why we use the words we use, improve your vocabulary and test your acquaintances with two of the wittiest and best smiths of words.”

Please note that the venue has COVID-19 guidelines which may need to be observed and could change at the time of these shows later in the year.

Consult the ATG ticketing website for more information.

Gogglebox airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. on Channel 4.

The duo take their award-winning podcast to the stage in a new show

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The duo take their award-winning podcast to the stage in a new showCredit: KEN MCKAY/ITV/SHUTTERSTOCK
Gyles has entertained Goggle Box fans since appearing on the show

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Gyles has entertained Goggle Box fans since appearing on the show1 credit

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