TV Quickfire: Presenter Marvin Humes on the return of TV pop quiz The Hit List
Saturday night TV pop quiz The Hit List is back. We found out more from co-host and former JLS star Marvin Humes
CAN VIEWERS EXPECT ANY CHANGES TO THE SHOW'S FORMAT?
THE feedback that we got for series one and two from the viewers is that they wanted to hear more music. So, we've just increased the gameplay a bit. The first round is called 5 of 5 from 5. It's five seconds of five songs from five decades, so that's quite a quickfire first round for the three teams.
DO YOU FEEL PRESSURE PRESENTING A BIG SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW?
Only when it's on TV and you get the viewing figures – obviously we pay attention to that. It's nice to know how many people are watching.
When we're recording it, I don't really feel the pressure because I'm standing next to Roch [Rochelle Humes, his wife and Saturdays star], who's the easiest person for me to work with, obviously. And also because it's such a fun, easy game. It's not like hosting This Morning, which is so diverse in topics.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO PRESENT WITH YOUR WIFE?
We know each other inside out. She doesn't even have to say something and I know what she's feeling. We just really enjoy it, and we're so lucky to be able to host a show like this that's a lot of fun, and it's a good laugh.
ROCHELLE IS DUE TO GIVE BIRTH TO YOUR THIRD CHILD NEXT MONTH. HOW HAS THE PREGNANCY BEEN?
It has actually gone, in our eyes, really quick, considering we spent a lot of months at home in lockdown. Weirdly, you would have thought it felt like a drag.
With Alaia (7), when it's your first, it's so new to you and you're so apprehensive about the whole process, so I think maybe because it's the third one, it feels like it's gone quicker this time around.
WAS IT HARD BEING PREGNANT DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN?
There have been strict measures in place of course, but generally, it's been fine. When we have the baby, it's only a few weeks away, so I'm sure there will still be those strict measures in place with visitors and things like that, but it's all good.
We don't take for granted we've got our third child on the way; we're very lucky we are bringing another little baby into the world.
YOU POSTED ON INSTAGRAM RECENTLY ABOUT YOUR FIRST NIGHT AWAY TOGETHER FOR A WHILE
Yeah, literally, probably about six months! I've always said it's so important for couples to just be a couple – even if it's one night in six months. Ideally, we'd do more of them but obviously we've been restricted. But I think for the sake of your relationship and for the sake of the children, the most important thing is that mum and dad are taking time out for themselves as a couple.
We've always said that is super important for the health of the household, so we try and do that as much as we can. It's just nice to have uninterrupted conversation and just having a laugh together and spend quality time together, really.
IT WAS ANNOUNCED IN FEBRUARY THAT JLS ARE REUNITING, AFTER EIGHT YEARS. HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT THAT?
When we announced it, it was a great feeling and it went unbelievably well, and we put the tour on sale. We were only anticipating 12 arena shows, which is a lot, but that then very quickly grew into 30 arena shows which is unbelievable. Fingers crossed the tour is going to go ahead in June.
:: The Hit List airs on Saturday evenings on BBC One.