Jeremy Vine admits Eggheads was left 'sleeping' at BBC: 'Said yes to C5 straightaway'

In the interview with Radio Times, Jeremy opened up about the 17 years Eggheads’ spent on the BBC, he stated: “I knew it was sleeping at the BBC, and I was hoping it was not dead.”

He added: “I was constantly having to reply to letters from people saying, ‘Where’s it gone?’ And now I have an answer, which is really good!”

Channel 5 commissioning editor Daniel Pearl said: “I’m delighted that Eggheads, one of the UK’s most loved quiz shows, has found a brand new home on Channel 5.

“This is yet another step in the transformation of Channel 5 as it grows its audience rapidly,” he explained.

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