EastEnders’ first ever gameshow, Albert Squared will be launching online on the 22nd December 2021 at 6.00pm (UK). Hosted by James Bye, the gameshow will be an exciting mix of E20 trivia, hilarious games and a whole lot of laughs.
Link to Episode 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkAibWlsthQ
The first of ten shows will air on the EastEnders YouTube channel and Facebook page with two teams – the Walford Warriors and the East End Defenders battling it out to win.
In the first episode viewers will see Natalie Cassidy take up the role of captain for the Walford Warriors, alongside her co-stars Brian Conley and Gurlaine Kaur Garcha. The East End Defenders are headed up by Tameka Empson, with Max Bowden and Lacey Turner as her competitive team mates.
With decades of EastEnders knowledge between them, how will the two teams fare as their knowledge of the show is put to the ultimate trivia test – the Well’ard Round – answering questions like how many marriages has Ian Beale had and what was the very first line ever spoken on EastEnders? This is followed by a physical challenge round – can the stars of EastEnders break into The Vic in “Get Into My Pub!”, will they cope with costume challenge “Air Your Dirty Laundry”, and how do they manage wrapping fish and chips in “Plaice Your Orders”?
Taking on the role of host, James Bye said: ”I really enjoyed it. I’ve never done anything like this before. We were told to have fun, have a laugh and show viewers what our relationships are like off-camera and that’s exactly what we did. There are ten episodes of us just having a giggle. It really lifted everyone’s spirits when we needed it with all the news around at the moment just before Christmas and I hope that comes across on screen.”