Particle physicist Brian Cox is set to host a new science quiz show on BBC Two, Six Degrees of Separation.

The panel show, which the BBC says is at the pilot stage, will look at connections in our world, with guests including scientists and entertainers.

The BBC said: "Using their immense knowledge, wit and imagination, the six panellists will reveal that the history of science is littered with serendipitous connections and that the Universe is more unexpectedly joined up than we ever imagined."

The pilot show will be filmed in front of a studio audience next month.