Gary Lineker hosts Action for Children's Ultimate News Quiz

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Catherine Atton - Digital Content Manager
Friday 01 March 2024
Gary Lineker hosting the Ultimate News Quiz

The Ultimate News Quiz is back! And this year we're excited to announce our special guest host, footballing legend, Gary Lineker. Find out who took home the trophy and that all-important fundraising total.

Table of guests at the Ultimate News Quiz

What's the Ultimate News Quiz?

The Ultimate News Quiz invites a guest list of TV and news personalities to battle it out in a current affairs quiz. As one of London’s most popular charity events, it has raised over £1.6 million since it began in 2007. And this year was our biggest yet, raising an impressive, £271,000!

And the winners are...

BBC Newsnight winners of Ultimate News Quiz

BBC Newsnight winning the Ultimate News Quiz

BBC Newsnight have won the title of Ultimate News Quiz champions 2024 competing with strong runner up Good Morning Britain.

Huge congratulations to BBC Newsnight for bagging this year’s Ultimate News Quiz trophy. Every penny raised will help towards supporting children, young people and families who need it most.

Gary Lineker, English broadcaster and former professional footballer
Richard Osman at Ultimate News Quiz

Richard Osman at the Ultimate News Quiz

Other well-known faces competing to win this year’s quiz included Dan Walker, Grayson Perry, Jeremy Vine, Rob Rinder, Richard Osman, Faisal Islam, Jane Moore, Nick Ferrari, Lucrezia Millarini, Vanessa Feltz, Ingrid Oliver, Dermot Murnaghan, Aasmah Mir and Nick Robinson.

Also, in attendance were leading corporate giants including Netflix, Sony and Google battling it out, all for a good cause.

Tickets to Taylor Swift

The night also included an auction including coveted box tickets to Taylor Swift’s sold-out The Eras Tour which were won by one lucky bidder.

Special thanks to Gary Lineker & the Premier League

Gary Lineker and Grayson Perry

Gary Lineker and Grayson Perry at the Ultimate News Quiz

This year’s star-studded event was hosted by sports broadcaster and former professional footballer, Gary Lineker and sponsored by the Premier League. We'd like to say a huge thank you for their unexpected £25,000 donation on top of their £80,000 sponsorship!

A big thanks to all the companies that have bought tables ... the Premier League for their long-term sponsorship. It's been a real honour to be part of this special night.

Gary Lineker, English broadcaster and former professional footballer

We're so proud to say that the £271,000 raised supports vulnerable children and young people across the UK, helping to give more children a safe and happy childhood.

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