Jimmy Carr's I Literally Just Told You returning for series 3

Jimmy Carr's gameshow 'I Literally Just Told You' is to return for a third series.

The 50-year-old comedian will be back to front the Channel 4 programme, which was created by former 'Blue Peter' presenter Richard Bacon, for another run.

Richard said: "I’m really excited it’s back and for even more episodes than ever before.

"We’re going to make it louder and weirder. How do I know that? I Literally Just etc etc"

Each episode sees contestants given the opportunity to compete for a cash prize of up to £25,000.

They are tasked with answering questions which have been written live as the show is filmed.

The questions can be about anything that happens during the show, including a celebrity cameo, an off-the-cuff joke, or even something a contestant has said about themselves.

Steven Handley who commissioned the series for Channel 4, believes the programme is one of the "most creative" quiz shows around.

He said: "'I Literally Just Told You' is one of the most creative quizzes on TV, so we are delighted Jimmy will return to throw more mind-bending memory questions at the audience for the show’s biggest run so far."

Ben Wicks, Creative Director, Expectation - who produce the programme - said: "Hit show 'I Literally Just Told You' is back, as Jimmy Carr -the most forensic mind in comedy - demonstrates that peoples' memories have been utterly shot to pieces.

"This is fantastic news, but having established that nobody can remember anything, I'm not sure why we are bothering with a press release."