Aug 302015

So this week Nicky has been recording a pilot for a new game show called The Shortest Straw. Set looks amazing and so many nice things are being said about Nicky by the people working on the show! We wish him luck with this and hope that some TV station will think as highly of it and pick it up! Good Luck Nicky!!

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Millionaire, Weakest Link execs draw Shortest Straw

Norway’s TV2 is attached the first major format pilot from UK-based development firm Boxatricks, with the co-creator of The Weakest Link attached.

TV2 and the Israel-based TV Format Fund are backing the production of The Shortest Straw, with distributor Nordic World set to begin selling the format at MIPCOM in October. Additional unnamed investors are also involved in the project.

The format sees six contestants answer multiple choice questions to win a cash prizes. However, for every wrong answer they are forced to enter a ‘straw chamber’, where they can eliminated if they pick the ‘shortest straw’.

Michael Whitehill and David Briggs, who created Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and launched Boxatricks with ex-Hat Trick Productions entertainment boss Colman Hutchinson in 2013, has worked up Shortest Straw with The Weakest Link co-creator Fintan Coyle.

The 60-minute studio pilot will be produced this August and recorded at Pinewood TV studios. Hutchinson and Briggs are producing, with Ian Hamilton directing and former boyband singer Nicky Byrne hosting.

Furthermore, a Spanish-language version from Madrid-based producer Inspira Content will be produced at Pinewood.

Nordic World is distributing the UK version after scoring a format representation deal with Boxatricks in January 2014.

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And finally thanks to Anne ( @TeamByrneMx ) for the Crash Test Dummy perriscope video.

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Aug 222015

Nicky talking to Daniel and Marian Finucane on her radio show Saturday 22-8-15

‘Daniel is the one to beat and I think he’s going to be fantastic’ – former Strictly contestants Nicky Byrne and Diarmuid Gavin back O’Donnell

Former Irish contestants on Strictly Come Dancing, Nicky Byrne and Diarmuid Gavin, have backed Daniel O’Donnell in the contest.

Irish celebrities Nicky Byrne and Diramuid Gavin phoned into the show to offer their support and give advice to Daniel.

“I went out just before the semi-final.” said Byrne.

“What I learnt most was the love that people have for Strictly Come Dancing… Everywhere I went when I was on that show people wanted to speak to me about what it was like getting on that dancefloor,” he said.

“When you get out there onto the dancefloor… and you know there’s 13 or 14 million people watching it’s absolutely nerve wracking – it really, really is.”

Read full article on HERE

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