The Ultimate News Quiz

The Ultimate News Quiz is one of London’s most popular annual charity events, attracting an incredibly influential and star-studded guest list. Now in its 9th year, the current affairs quiz sees well-known TV and news guests battle it out alongside other familiar faces for the coveted prize of a modest tin cup.

As well as bringing together a dazzling array of TV and news personalities, the evening also raises crucial support for two charities: Restless Development and Action for Children. Restless Development works with young people in South Asia and Africa to train, educate and inspire them to lead development in their countries. Action for Children support and speak out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children.

Thanks to our generous sponsor, the Premier League, this year’s Ultimate News Quiz will be in a position to donate every penny raised to our two chosen charities. Over the past nine years, the event has raised a total of over £650k and this year, we hope to raise even more, reaching the amazing target of £100k.

The 10th Ultimate News Quiz will take place in March 2016. Please check back soon.


What our guests say

“The news quiz is awesome. Not only is it fabulously effective at raising a tonne of money but it is also brilliant fun”.

 Martha Lane Fox, 2014

 “The Ultimate News Quiz lives up to its billing on every level. Ultimate fun, questions and rivalry. Great evening. You’d be crazy to miss it.”

Kay Burley, 2013

 “An evening not to be missed. The Ultimate News Quiz isn’t just a great night out but also an opportunity to flex your journalistic muscle (and test your limitations and those of your colleagues)!”

Natasha Kaplinsky, 2013

“Never before have so many great minds proved how little they collectively know… a fabulous night with hilarious questions for an excellent cause.”

Emily Maitlis, 2012

“Forget the BAFTAs and the RTS awards – this is the quiz that every news programme wants to win”

Jon Snow, 2010

“The Ultimate News Quiz is where hacks and TV luvvies get their comeuppance”

Anne Robinson, 2010

“Never before in the field of human quizzing have so many egos and bigheads battled it out for the sake of vanity and winning a modestly priced tin cup”

Jeremy Paxman, 2007