Did we like it?
“Would you have the nerve to take it or leave it?” asks host Richard Arnold. I think we’ll leave it, Richard, if it’s all right with you.
What’s good about it?
• The end game is pretty good – there are six safes, with five empty, and the contestants have to answer five questions correctly to eliminate the duds and pick up the cash.
What’s bad about it?
• We’ve never much liked Richard Arnold. He tried hard to keep his overbearing campness in check but when contestant Chris utttered the phrase “better the devil you know”, Richard couldn’t contain himself any longer. “I feel like bursting into Kylie,” he twittered and his macho man act was over.
• The chats with the contestants can make a rubbish game show enjoyable, but Arnold’s style is almost as clumsy as John Humphrys on Mastermind.
• With only 15 questions over an hour, it must rank as the world’s slowest quiz. There’s endless deliberating over the answers, followed by endless deliberating over which prize safe to open. So dreary, dearie.
• “The pathway to a fortune” actually only leads to 50k.