The Ultimate News Quiz returned for 2024

The Ultimate News Quiz invites a guestlist 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 £2 million since it began in 2007.

Previous years have seen famous faces including Louis Theroux, Grayson Perry, Dermot O'Leary, Vanessa Feltz, Dr Ranj Singh, Martin Lewis, Carol Vorderman, Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid and stars of ITV’s the Chase racing to be crowned champions. Alongside teams such as BBC, ITV, This Morning, Good Morning Britain and Channels 4 and 5, we’ve also had renowned corporations with the likes of Netflix, Google, Amazon and Facebook in attendance.

Our most recent event took place on 29th February 2024 hosted by Gary Lineker, where we raised an incredible £275,000. BBC Newsnight claimed the victory this year, but it's all to play for when we return in 2025...

Our headline sponsor

Premier League Partner Logo

Not only are they home to some of the most exciting and passionate football in the world, The Premier League is also the generous headline sponsor of Action for Children’s Ultimate News Quiz.

Thanks to their ongoing support, every penny raised at the Ultimate News Quiz is put towards giving more children and young people in the UK a safe and happy childhood.


Register your interest for 2025

To get your tickets for the Ultimate News Quiz 2025, please email [email protected].

A brilliantly fun event and a fantastic networking and client entertainment opportunity, the Ultimate News Quiz is also a way of raising vital funds for Action for Children.

Tickets include a sparkling reception, delicious two-course meal with unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks, alongside your entry to the quiz. There will also be a grand auction, silent auction and raffle with some incredible prizes up for grabs!

4.3 million children now live in poverty in the UK. That's 30% of all children. With the impact of the cost of living crisis hitting home, they’re even more vulnerable. Tonight, many will go to sleep hungry. Some won’t have a proper bed to climb into or a safe space to wake up in.

Last year, people like you helped us reach more than 765,905 children, young people and families in the UK, and supporting the Ultimate News Quiz will help us reach even more.

Guests at the Ultimate News Quiz

Thanks to our 2024 sponsors

Our Live Auction Prize Sponsor:

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Founded in 2000, JetBlue is now a global, award-winning travel company and the 6th largest airline in the United States.

Our English Sparkling Wine Reception Sponsor:


Louis Pommery England, Vranken Pommery

Louis Pommery England is the trailblazing English sparkling wine created by Champagne Pommery in Hampshire. Vranken Pommery made history by being the first Champagne House to produce English Sparkling Wine.

Our round sponsors:

Tables 20 and 21 - Openreach


Openreach runs the UK's digital network, connecting homes, schools, hospitals, libraries, businesses - large and small, broadcasters and governments to the world.

Ipsos (1)


Global leader in market research, Ipsos delivers reliable information and true understanding of Society, Markets and People. Ipsos operates in 90 markets with more than 20,000 research professionals.

Global (LBC)

Global (LBC)

LBC produces a 24/7 digital news service from Global, one of the world’s leading Media & Entertainment groups. It features the latest UK and world news, exclusive written and video journalism, political analysis, travel, weather and tech across its digital platforms.

Email us to find out more about becoming a sponsor:

[email protected]

We can’t wait to see you next year

Forgotten what all the fuss was about? Check out this video from The Ultimate News Quiz 2024!
Created by London videographer