Stephen Mulhern has quit Britain’s Got More Talent.
The former children’s TV presenter has hosted the ITV2 show, which acts as a spinoff to the popular Britain’s Got Talent, since 2009 but revealed today that he won’t be back for the 2013 series, as he has accepted a new job as host of revamped ‘Catchphrase.’
The 35 year old has hit out at BGMT, implying that it isn’t suitable for family audiences and revealing that he wants to be able to work on a series that anyone can tune into safely.
Speaking to The Sun, Stephen said:
“Britain’s Got Talent and More Talent are great to be part of but I’ve always wanted to do a show that is really family orientated.”
“Kids of all ages can watch Catchphrase and have a guess at it. It couldn’t be better for me. I’m over the moon to have been chosen to do it.
“I don’t think it’s a bad thing it has taken me a long time to get here. I’ve learnt my trade and made all my mistakes on Britain’s Got Talent.”
While many older TV viewers are excited about the return of the famous quiz show, it’s former host Roy Walker isn’t quite so chirpy and recently blasted ITV bosses for not asking him to return to the helm.
However Mulhern has taken no notice of his predecessor’s grumbling and admitted that he fully intends to use some of his famous sayings and one lines.
“I’ll use, ‘Say what you see’ because it’s so synonymous with Catchphrase.
“But I’ll get it out of the way early and then move on to something different. ‘See it and say it’ perhaps, or ‘It’s on the screen, what does it mean?’
“I’ve been lying in bed thinking about my catchphrases ever since I signed up for it. It’s hard because you never want to be compared but it is always going to happen.”
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