DARWEN quiz host Jay Flynn and comedian Ed Byrne are collaborating to host a quiz to raise money for Barnardo’s.

The UK children’s charity has partnered with the award-winning Jay’s Virtual Pub Quiz, which will be hosting a free festive quiz night to raise money for Barnardo’s Kidsmas campaign tonight at 8.15pm.

Jay has become a lockdown sensation, having won a Guinness World Record and an MBE for his lockdown quizzes and work during lockdown.

In tonight's online quiz, Barnardo’s supporter is making a guest appearance and hosting one of the quiz rounds.

Jay has raised more than £700,000 for charity from his coronavirus pub quizzes, which have been viewed almost 12 million times on YouTube in the past six months.

He has recently attempted to break a second Guinness World Record for the longest marathon as a quizmaster after previously breaking the world record for most viewers of a livestream quiz.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “Barnardo’s are delighted that Jay has offered to support our Kidsmas Campaign this December.

“Christmas should be a magical time for children, but while many of us can’t wait to have fun and spend time with our family and friends, thousands of children across the UK are struggling," they added.