Wednesday 7 June 2023


ROSS Kemp’s hit BBC One daytime quiz show Bridge of Lies is returning to Glasgow for a third series, and the primetime celebrity series will also be back for series two.


The new celebrity episodes (8x45) will air in primetime, while regular episodes (25x45) of theSTV Studios-produced show will follow on BBC One Daytime, both filmed in Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall and coming in 2024.


Host Ross Kemp said: “I’m overwhelmed at the response we’ve had from audiences for this show. It’s great for all the family to get involved in, both in the day and on Saturday evenings. Hosting Bridge of Lies, with all its jeopardy, tension and hilarious moments, is one of the most enjoyable parts of my year, so I’m delighted it’s been recommissioned by the BBC and can’t wait to get back filming in Glasgow.” has met former Eastenders star Ross during his previous visits to Glasgow - going back as far as one of his guest appearances at the now defunct Privilege nightclub, formerly Bonkers, and we hope to catch him once again when he arrives here. 


Rob Unsworth, Head of BBC Daytime comments: “Bridge of Lies has been a real hit with Daytime audiences, so I’m delighted to be bringing it back for a third series. It’s a unique and winning format, and Ross does a brilliant job making contestants feel at ease when they’re under pressure. I know viewers will be as excited as I am to see it return.”


Bridge of Lies sees teams of contestants competing for cash by crossing a bridge made up of stepping stones across the studio floor. Each stepping stone has a different option, and the players must try to get from A to B by stepping on the truths and avoiding the lies, or risk falling off the bridge and out of the game. Series three is currently looking for contestants to take part*.


Gary Chippington, Creative Director of Entertainment at STV Studios, says: “We are so proud of this show. It’s gone from strength to strength and we were delighted by the reaction to the latest series and celebrity specials from audiences and critics alike. Our wonderful host, Ross Kemp, plays a huge part in the show’s success, and we’re looking forward to being back in the Glasgow studio with him, some brilliant new contestants and our fantastic production team later this year.”


The first series of Celebrity Bridge of Lies featured teams of soap actors, pop icons, comedians, radio broadcasters, Strictly stars, sporting legends, TV presenters, and some of the most memorable queens from Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK.

* You can apply to be a contestant on series three via BBC Take Part: