Moneybags: Craig Charles to host new Channel 4 game show

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Craig Charles will host a new Channel 4 game show called Moneybags.

Moneybags is described as a “brand new fast-paced, high stakes quiz” with thousands of pounds on offer for winners.

From the makers of The Million Pound Drop, the show sees individual players face off against each other where the key to success is quick thinking, sound judgement and a little knowledge.

A teaser shares: “In this high-stakes quiz that puts mental speed to the test, contestants face a series of questions with the answers on moneybags that pass along a conveyor belt in front of them. Grab a right answer and you get that bag’s value – anything from £1,000 to £100,000.

“But pick a wrong bag and you could lose everything. Every week a massive £1 million will pass down the conveyor belt – it’s just up to our players to grab it.”

Moneybags begins on Monday, 8 November at 3PM on Channel 4. Episodes continue weekdays.

Host Craig Charles commented: “I’ve always wanted to host a quizshow but this is the first one that’s felt perfect for me.

“With a million pounds at stake each week you never know what’s going to happen. I’m looking forward to having fun with our contestants as they make lifechanging decisions.”

He explained: “There’s £1 million a week going down the money belt. It’s lots of fun and there are major reversals of fortune within the game.

“If you’re one of the contestants, one minute you can look like you’re going to be going away with a load of money and perhaps be way ahead of your opponents and then in the next minute you could lose it all in a bankruptcy.

“Or you could be someone doing really badly, and then you get a Steal bag, and you can steal your opponent’s value. it’s really quite exciting and quite tense. We’ve got some excellent, engrossing games.”

Filming for the series took place in Manchester over the summer.

Jo Street, Channel 4’s Head of Daytime and Features, commented: “Moneybags is a really innovative format that will be injecting quick-fire quizzing and edge-of-your-seat tension into the afternoon schedule.”

David Flynn, co-founder of programme makers Youngest Media, added: “The jeopardy of big money quizzing is back in daytime. You never know what the next bag holds on Moneybags so every grab matters. It’s exactly the kind of ambitious series that we launched Youngest North to deliver.”

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