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Catchpoint – what time is it on BBC One tonight and how does Paddy McGuinness' new show work?

IT'S a brand new game show with your favourite host Paddy McGuinness and it's on your screens TONIGHT.

Here's what you need to know about Catchpoint…

What time is Catchpoint on BBC One tonight?

Catchpoint starts TONIGHT  (March 23, 2019) at 6.50pm on BBC1.

For the next six weeks the show will air at the same time in half-hour episodes.

But if you're late to the party no need to fret, the show will be available to stream on iPlayer shortly after broadcast.

How does Paddy McGuinness' new show work?

The new game show requires brains and balls.

The slightly confusing premise of the show can basically be summed up as – just don't drop the ball!

Ten large screens will be positioned along the back wall of the Catch Zone and contestants must stand under the answer they think is right.

The trap door with the correct answer releases a ball and they have to be quick to catch it.

Which makes things easy if you’ve got it right, but tricky if you’re under the wrong door.

And the real hard work starts once the contestant answers the question correctly – meaning they'll have to have quick reactions to stay in the game.

Tune in TONIGHT to understand how it really works…

Who is Paddy McGuinness?

Paddy McGuinness first arrived on our screens almost 20 years ago as the comedy partner of Peter Kay.

He's since become a household name hosting the hugely popular Take Me Out and reviving the TV dating show genre.

Paddy was born Patrick Joseph McGuinness in Farnworth, Lancashire on August 14, 1973.

The 45-year-old was born to an Irish father from County Tipperary but was raised in Farnworth, Lancashire.

He made his TV debut in 1995 as a contestant on a series of dating shows, including Davina McCall fronted God's Gift.

However, Paddy's big break came by landing a role with his friend Peter Kay on his show That Peter Kay Thing.

Recently, it was revealed that Paddy will be hosting the legendary motoring show Top Gear alongside Andrew Flintoff and Chris Harris after Matt LeBlank stepped down. He's previously fronted Stars in Their Cars on the Travel Channel. Most recently the BBC made him co-presenter of Sport Relief.

Paddy is married to wife Christine – a former Miss Liverpool, online influencer and exercise guru.

The couple married in 2011 at Thornton Manor in Wirral after three years together.

Paddy and Christine have three children – twins Penelope and Leo, five, and daughter Felicity, two.

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