According to Robert Webb on Twitter today, BBC Three genuinely asked him and David Mitchell to present a real version of their impossibly nonsensical quiz show sketch, Numberwang.

Responding to writer Catlin Moran’s tweet about Lucien Young’s blog post of BBC Three show suggestions, it’s an example of television executives’ instincts to squeeze the life out of any popular idea as well as, of course, their complete lack of humour and understanding. When asked about how they thought such a thing would be possible, Webb answered:

Hopefully Adam and Joe are standing by the phone, in case BBC Three decides to commission a series of Quizzlestick:


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