To ramp up the heat this summer, Gala TV is welcoming ex-Big Brother housemates to present an exclusive new Sunday evening show.
Craig Phillips, who won the first series of Big Brother back in 2000, launched 'Housemate Bingo' month on 5 July. With his cheeky smile and friendly attitude, Craig has become a household favourite presenting successful shows such as the '60 minute makeover' series on ITV.
Each week a different former housemate will present the popular and interactive live bingo show, which will be broadcast throughout July between 8-9pm on Sky and Free-sat channel 861 as well as web-streamed on online through the Galabingo website.
Gala TV is also introducing 'Showbiz Bingo', keeping viewers up to date with all the latest celeb gossip and showbiz stories. On the month-long Friday evening show, 'Hot off the press' news will be brought to viewers by the best 'professional gossipers' in the business. These include Sam Mann of 'This Morning' fame, ITV at the Movies presenter and Reveal Magazine's Giles Vickers, former 3am girl Jessica Callan and Sunday Mirror's Mr Showbiz, Dean Piper.
Sam Mann said: "I am looking forward to appearing on Gala TV - it will be nice to be a guest and have a good gossip with all the players. Everyone needs a bit of gossip in their life and I will be sharing all I know from the 'celeb' world."
Paul Tremain, director of programmes for Gala TV, ETV media group said: "Each month at Gala TV we are adding new themed shows to keep our loyal viewers engaged and interacting with us and we feel this month is the perfect time to host some of Big Brother's finest contestants and hot celeb gossip columnists."
Gala TV viewers can play a variety of online bingo and side games by simply using their remote control red button or through the webstream on galabingo.com.
Notes to editors
About Gala TV:
Gala TV broadcasts 24 hours a day on Sky and Freesat Channel 861. AutoBingo is available throughout the day with live bingo running from 6pm to 2am. The channel is also streamed live through www.galabingo.com. Viewers can register via their remote control, on the website or by using freephone telephone number 0800 587 4880. Players then press their red button to purchase tickets for the bingo games or play on the website. Gala TV awards 200,000 winners a year and gives away approximately £20,000 each night in prize money. Gala TV is owned and operated by the Gala (Alderney) Limited a subsidiary of the Gala Coral Group Limited.
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