Skip to main content

Long read: The beauty and drama of video games and their clouds

"It's a little bit hard to work out without knowing the altitude of that dragon..."

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Third series of Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit TV show begins February

Ellie on the telly.

The third series of video game TV show Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit starts 12th February on Dave and runs for 10 episodes over 10 weeks, ending in April. There will be a Best Of episode aired a week earlier, comprising the best bits of the two series so far.

In the third series, Dara O Briain, who's taller than you think, once again hosts a selection of celebrities as they battle through five rounds of video game-based challenges.

Celebs this season include chat show host Jonathan Ross; former model Jodie Kidd, who now owns a pub in West Sussex; former Sky at Night presenter Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock; and Sonia Fowler from yesteryear's EastEnders - Natalie Cassidy. There's a raft of comedians on the bill, too, plus MasterChef's Greg Wallace, who loves a pudding.

Watch on YouTube

Team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon, creators of Go 8 Bit, return, as does the show's lovely and brilliant gaming expert Ellie Gibson, who once worked here at Eurogamer - before becoming a stand-up comedian and launching the popular Scummy Mummies podcast.

Ellie does still write a thing or two for us, of course, including a behind-the-scenes look at Dara O Briain's Go 8 Bit.

All episodes will be available on demand via UKTVPlay a week before they air on Dave.