Stephen Fry back on television hosting Jeopardy Australia

The hit international quiz show Jeopardy! is coming to Australia and premiering Saturday, April 20, at 7.30pm on Channel 9 and 9Now. 

Jeopardy! Australia will feature Australian contestants in one of the world’s longest-running game shows, hosted by renowned English broadcaster and actor, Stephen Fry.

Jeopardy! Australia flips the traditional Q&A format and presents answers first in the form of short, written clues. Contestants must then respond in the form of a question that correctly identifies the clue description. This general knowledge showdown is an opportunity to amass a lucrative cash prize the longer contestants can stay in the game.

This Saturday night, join host Stephen Fry as he quizzes Jeopardy! Australia’s first three contestants – software engineer from Perth, David Setty, photographer from Canberra, Jenny Magee, and financial journalist from Melbourne, Alex Hamer. The contestants will battle it out across three rounds for the top spot, with the winner joining the next two contestants in episode two.

Stephen Fry said: “Delighted for Channel 9’s launch of Jeopardy! Australia — a show that digs deep into the exceptional and wide ranging knowledge of talented contestants who have been a joy to host. But jeopardy is always knocking at the door and I hope the wonderful audience is swept along in the excitement that each episode delivers.”

Adrian Swift, Nine’s Head of Content, Production and Development, said: “Nine is thrilled to welcome two great institutions to the network: Jeopardy! the world’s greatest quiz show format, and Stephen Fry, the doyen of TV hosts. With Stephen at the helm Jeopardy! Australia will deliver the pure excitement of this beloved format to Australian viewers.”

Laura Burrell, VP International Formats, Paramount Global Content Distribution, said: “We are delighted to have worked with the Whisper North production team to bring to life both the recent UK series for ITV and this brand new Australian edition for Nine, proving that this evergreen quiz format remains as popular as ever internationally. Jeopardy! Australia, hosted by Stephen Fry, will be a must-see Saturday night viewing.”

Sunil Patel, Whisper CEO, said: “It’s great to see the continuing success of Jeopardy! and to be able to play a part in its international future. It’s incredible for Whisper North to have the privilege of being able to introduce the show to a new generation of fans both in the UK and now Australia for a prime-time audience, hosted by the legendary Stephen Fry.