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Amanda Byram Hunts Down New Comedy Talent

16th August 2011

Presenter Amanda Byram has been confirmed as host of the new Sky1 talent show in which comedians who fail to entertain will be ejected from the stage via trap doors, bungee cords or explosions.

Byram, who previously presented Total Wipeout, will front the eight-part series Don’t Stop Me Now, which will also feature singers and variety acts.

The studio audience will comprise of everyone and anyone who considers themselves an entertainment guru – and once half of them have pressed their buzzer, the acts are ejected in a humiliating way.

Byram told Chortle: “I’m so thrilled to be a part of such a fun, exciting, new talent show.  We’re hoping to find some serious talent along the way, but contestants be warned! One bum note or bad joke and your hopes and dreams of success will be literally swept away from you, with a dramatic departure.”

Each week a celebrity commentator will join her as the hopefuls try to win the £25,000 prize – with separate stages for the three types of act.

Sky’s head of entertainment, Duncan Gray, said: “Don’t Stop Me Now is loud and funny and a little bit naughty. We think it'll be a high impact, don’t-blink-or-you'll-miss-it viewing for our customers.”

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