LONDON – Paul Burrell, a former butler for Princess Diana who has fascinated Britain with disclosures about her private life, will host a new TV quiz show called What the Butler Saw.
The show, devised by quiz show creator Stephen Leahy, will ask questions that focus on newspaper articles, social history, scandals and the British royal family, Burrell's personal manager, Dave Warwick, said Tuesday.
A court found Burrell innocent Friday of stealing more than 300 items from the princess and other members of the royal family.
On Tuesday, the tabloid newspaper The Sun began publishing excerpts from a 39-page statement Burrell had given to police, saying how Diana had smuggled lovers into Kensington Palace and dressed scantily to greet one.
Leahy, the game-show creator and chairman of the TV company Ludus Entertainment, predicted the quiz show would be popular in Britain, the United States and Australia, and that Burrell would be an ideal host.
The new show seems "the perfect vehicle for Paul, and his acquittal made him the perfect host. He has done TV before, and he's at ease with members of the public. It just fitted like a glove," said Leahy.
He said he would travel to Los Angeles next week to begin talks with studio bosses about the new show.