German 'Beat Your Host' sold to TF1

Format popular in Britain also will run in Sweden

MUNICH -- A German reality show currently enjoying success in Great Britain as "Beat Your Host" has been sold to France's commercial broadcaster TF1, marketer SevenOne International said Thursday.

The show features a popular late-night TV host competing against viewers in such events as scaling a wall of ice and identifying celebrities by their body parts. It will be called "Qui peut battre Benjamin Castaldi?" Castaldi being one of France's best-known television personalities. The format also is running in Sweden.