Jeremy Vine has hinted long-running quiz show ‘Eggheads’ is dead.

Jeremy Vine has hinted long-running quiz show ‘Eggheads’ is dead

Jeremy Vine has hinted long-running quiz show ‘Eggheads’ is dead

Its former host, 58, fronted the show from 2008 after it started to air five years earlier, and rumours have been rife the quiz show had been shelved since its last episode screened in April 2023.

Jeremy has now told The Sun: “I haven't heard anything about ‘Eggheads’ for a while now.

“I think I have done about 1,200 shows – but whether we are doing any more I don’t know.

“We last filmed an episode over a year ago.

“It may well be we are doing it in 30 years’ time, who knows, but no immediate plans for any more.”

‘Eggheads’ started on BBC One before moving to BBC Two and then Channel 5 in in 2021.

It saw a group of contestants take on a panel of ‘egghead’ experts to win money, similar to ITV’s ‘The Chase’.

When it started in 2003 it was hosted by Dermot Murnaghan, 66, before Jeremy came in as co-chair in 2008, with the pair rotating before he became the only presenter of the series for its 16th run.

It has been branded the country’s most winnable game show.

A survey by JackpotJoy analysed 28 major UK gameshows to see which had the highest ‘win-ability’ – with ‘University Challenge’ emerging as the hardest to crack.

They were scored out of 20 on their maximum cash prize, number of team members and opponents, volume of questions or rounds, and the type of skill required.

‘University Challenge’ scored lowest, with no cash prize and was rated the most difficult to win.

‘Pointless’ was second on the win-ability chart, followed by ‘The Wall’, ‘The Chase’, and Rylan Clark’s ‘Supermarket Sweep’.