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Bingo clickety clicking with a younger crowd.

IT'S bingo, but not as we know it.

If you think it's just a game for your granny, then say hello to Bongo's Bingo, on its way to Birmingham.

The sedate British pastime has been given a new outrageous lease of life by turning into more of a rave.

There are dance-offs, big cash prizes as well as rubbish ones, catwalks and surprise celebrity appearances.

Bongo's Bingo, hosted by the flamboyant Jonny Bongo, is making its debut at the Rainbow Venues in Birmingham on Saturday, August 27.

Bongo Bingo features dance-offs The event started a year ago in Liverpool and has been selling out at cities including Manchester, Cardiff and Leeds.

Prizes have included a sailing boat, a Porsche, mobility scooters and boxes of Coco Pops.

There have been surprise appearances from David Hasselhoff, Five, S Club and Ms Dynamite.

Jonny Bongo is known for hosting outrageous pub quizzes and holds the record for the biggest one ever. He makes the eight rounds of bingo fun with his quick wit and put downs.

Organiser Joshua Burke explains: "We still cannot believe the events have been so popular.

"This is no doubt thanks to our amazing host Jonny Bongo who works the room into a frenzy.

"The audience is really broad and we get big companies calling up asking for tables of 120 for their staff.

"It's an insane and unique atmosphere and has turned into a bit of a phenomenon. It has to be seen to be believed!

"We are really excited to be bringing the concept to this great city of Birmingham.''

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Date:Aug 11, 2016
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