Alan Carr and Daisy May Cooper are to star in a new ITV game show ‘Password’.

Daisy May Cooper is joining Password with Stephen Mangan and Alan Carr

Daisy May Cooper is joining Password with Stephen Mangan and Alan Carr

The channel has ordered seven episodes of a new entertainment programme, with a team helmed by Stephen Mangan and featuring the ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race UK’ judge, 47, and the ‘Rain Dogs’ star, 36, as team captains.

The 55-year-old actor said: “’Password’ is a fantastic game show so it’s an absolute pleasure to be the host. Although how I’m going to keep Daisy and Alan in line I don’t know!”

Kate Rawcliffe, the head of entertainment commissioning at the network, added: “‘Password’ is a brilliantly fun format greatly complemented by a fabulous on-screen trio in Alan, Daisy and Stephen. 2023 has been a great year for game shows on ITV, and there are plenty more to come in 2024.”

The format - which is being produced for British screens by Talkback, a division of Fremantle, with Jonno Richards and Laura Gibson serving as executive producers - comes from an American show created by the telly legend Bob Stewart that originally aired in 1961 on CBS before moving to ABC and NBC.

The most recent edition was fronted by ‘Nope’ star Keke Palmer, 29, and executive produced by late night chat show stalwart Jimmy Fallon, 48.

Recently, Daisy admitted she was finding it “really f****** hard” not being in as much contact with her brother Charlie Cooper, 34 - who she collaborated with the on the hit BBC comedy ‘This Is England’ - as she used to be, due to their hectic lives.

She told the online newspaper The Independent: “To go from being so close, these vagabonds who were in it together through thick and thin, to suddenly not speaking for long periods of time because one of us is filming or the other has got a baby ... I’m finding that really f****** hard.

“It’s actually making me question a lot of things about who I am and what I want.

"Do I want all of this, and is it actually making me happy? Because at the minute, it doesn’t feel worth it to sacrifice my relationship with my brother – which was what all this was about in the first place, and you lose sight of that.”