Vernon Kay is reportedly set to front a revamped version of 'Bullseye'.

Vernon Kay

Vernon Kay

The 43-year-old presenter previously had a one-off stint hosting the darts contest as part of ITV's 'Game Show Marathon' in 2007 and now he's looking to return to prime-time TV on Channel 5 with the show.

A source told the Daily Star newspaper: "He's desperate for a comeback and Vern thinks that Bullseye could be that opportunity."

The channel are said to be keen to bring 'Bullseye' - which was hosted by Jim Bowen from 1981 to 1995 and briefly revived by Dave Spikey in 2006 - following the successful return of 'Blind Date' with Paul O'Grady at the helm last year.

'Bullseye' featured three pairs of contestants - with one team member answering questions and the other playing darts - going up against one another win big prizes such as speedboats, caravans, luxury holidays and cars, to smaller gifts such as darts or tankards. Everyone competing got to take home a 'Bendy Bully', a rubber model of the show's popular mascot, Bully the bull.

The show had various rounds, with the first, Bully's Category Board, seeing one contestant choose a topic, with their dary-playing teammate attempting to hit that one on the board to earn a cash bonus and the chance to answer a question.

The teams then competed in Pounds for Points, with the darts players competing to achieve the highest score so their partner could answer a question and win money to the total of the darts score.

The team with the highest cash total after the two rounds then went through to play Bully's Prize Board, which saw both players have to hit the board to win various prizes.

They then had an option to trade up the items for the chance to win Bully's Star Prize, where they had to score 101 from six darts.

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