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Darren McMullen moves to Seven for new music quiz show | @Channel7 @darrenmcmullen

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The Seven Network has confirmed former host of The Voice, Darren McMullen will host a new music entertainment format The Big Music Quiz

The Scottish-born, Aussie bred presenter and actor will play conductor and MC as celebrities face off in individual and team-based challenges to a playlist of popular music covering all genres and eras.

The announcement comes just days after this website revealed McMullen, and his House Husbands co-star Gyton Grantley would not be returning to the Nine Network drama.

Viewers at home can play along as music, screen, stage, comedy and sporting stars have their music knowledge tested on The Big Music Quiz stage.

Seven is promising that the challenges will come thick and fast in this new music quiz format, with Seven hoping to recapture the enthusiasm audiences had for Spicks and Specks.

LA-based McMullen is looking forward to returning to Australia for the new series: “I’m really excited to be joining the Seven family and to be hosting new primetime shows in Australia.

It’s the perfect time to try something different and Seven is the place to do that and more. I can’t wait to get started.”

Seven’s Director of Production, Brad Lyons, said: “The Big Music Quiz is the ultimate, anyone can play, music quiz. We're delighted to welcome Darren back to Seven. He’s a sensational presenter and is the perfect fit for a big, fun, rollicking show like this.”

Endemol Shine Australia CEO, Mark Fennessy, said: “The Big Music Quiz is the next generation music entertainment show. A raucous, multi- platinum party featuring famous faces, hit songs and the biggest riffs on the planet. No matter how old you are, what artists you love, what lyrics you relate to or what melodies you've hummed, The Big Music Quiz is solid gold.”

Production on The Big Music Quiz commences next month in Melbourn