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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

ITV announce '5 Gold Rings'

ITV have announced that Phillip Schofield will host a  brand new interactive game show 5 Gold Rings which will be airing on ITV in 2017.

The format sees two teams go head to head over five rounds. One team will be walking away with up to £25,000 whilst the other will leave with nothing. Who wins and who loses is decided in a unique way… using five gold rings.

 The teams will have to battle it out against the clock to answer questions by placing gold rings onto a supersized image displayed beneath their feet on a huge circular LED floor. For example, the picture might be a map of the world and teams will attempt the question, ‘Where is the highest mountain on earth?’ by placing a gold ring on the image where they think the answer is.

If the contestant correctly encircles the answer, they move onto the next round and more money but if they’re wrong they lose that ring forever.

Each round will get decidedly more difficult as after every correct answer is given all of their remaining gold rings will decrease in size – making it even tougher to find and encircle the next correct answer. If they lose all five of their rings, it’s game over.

Phillip Schofield said: “I love the whole concept of this show. It’s such a simple idea. The longer you stay in the game, the smaller the rings get. It looks amazing and anyone of any age can play. I can’t wait to get started!”

 Peter Davey, Head of Comedy and Entertainment for ITV said, "The interactivity is a great bonus but I was initially drawn to the fact that it is an innovative, modern and extremely fresh way to do an exciting and original TV game."

Five Gold Rings will debut later in 2017 on ITV.

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