Dr Andrew Rochford and Mark Humphries to host Ten’s Pointless

Ten Network has unveiled Dr Andrew Rochford and Mark Humphries as the presenters of its upcoming quiz show Pointless.

Rochford, a medical doctor, who recently presented Channel 10’s The Biggest Loser, will co-present the British game show alongside Humphries, who this week departed from SBS Viceland show, The Feed.

The show, which has been slated for the slot left vacant by the recently-axed Family Feud, features three teams of two contestants who compete for a prize by finding the most obscure answers they can across a variety of topics.

Ten Network was unable to confirm when the show will air, its exact timing, channel and the number of episodes locked in.

In a Ten announcement, chief content officer Beverley McGarvey described the Endemol Shine Australia-produced show as “fantastic entertainment for the whole family”.

Rochford said:  “I’m very lucky to be forming a team with a talent like Mark and genuinely excited to be back at Ten but I’m even more excited about the fact my dressing room has a couch and Mark’s doesn’t.”

Humphries, who most-recently presented SBS’ three-hour train documentary The Ghan, added:“Who said Twitter is a waste of time. After an extensive social media campaign (two tweets) Ten had no choice but to give me the dream role as host of Pointless.”

The arrival of Pointless coincides with the announcement that Ten will air an Australian version of the Ellen Degeneres’ US show Game of Games. Grant Denyer was recently announced as the show’s host.

Ten has struggled in the 6pm Family Feud spot for the past few years. In 2014, its first year, the show’s averaged an audience of 581,177. At the time of axing this year, Family Feud’s average audience, based on OzTAM data, sat at 281,483.


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