Chegwin: The Videogame

A party game staring Keith Chegwin: it’s the sort of thing you’d expect to find on a spoof website, alongside Nintentramps, Gary Bushell’s World Championship Goat Milking and Extreme Mobility Scooter Racing.

But no: Cheggers’ Party Quiz is actually happening, and we have Oxygen Interactive to ‘thank’. Last week they also announced a sports quiz starring Alan Hansen, who has something to do with football.

There are no solid details other than the release date – November – and formats – Wii, PlayStation 2 and PC. So here are some facts about the man himself:

  • Keith ‘Cheggers’ Chegwin was born on 17th January 1957 in Newbury.
  • Chegwin has starred in over 7,000 TV shows including The Big Breakfast, GMTV, Multi-Coloured Swapshop, Cheggers Plays Pop and Saturday Superstore.
  • In the 1970s he had a brief career as a singer releasing singles on the Pye Records label.
  • He and Swap Shop co-presenters Maggie Philbin and Noel Edmonds released a pop single – I Wanna Be A Winner – in 1981. It went in at #15.
  • Chegwin’s career waned in the 1980s and 1990s, alongside tabloid allegations of alcoholism.
  • Out of a fight between Chegwin and Chris Evans, Evans would probably win.
  • Chegwin once caused controversy by presenting a gameshow entitled Naked Jungle in which all the contestants (and Chegwin himself) appeared entirely naked. According to the Daily Mail, the show “plumbed new depths [of indecency on television]”.
  • Cheggers’ Party Quiz is bound to be fucking awful.

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

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