ITV1’s Lingo start date for new episodes with Adil Ray in 2023

Lingo new episodes on TV schedule

Lingo will return to ITV1 for new episodes in 2023.


Host Adil Ray OBE will return for a new series, starting on Monday, 2 January at 4PM.

Lingo sees three teams of two contestants compete against each other to fill in the blanks and find words.

Lingo with Adil Ray
Lingo with Adil Ray

Over a series of rounds the prize money gets bigger, but so does the risk – fail to find the right word and your opponent gets the chance to jump in and take the money.

In the nail-biting End Game, the last pair standing can double their prize fund, but if they can’t find the words, they could go home with nothing.

Series 2 of Lingo will begin on Monday, 2 January at 4PM on ITV1 and ITVX and continue weekdays.

Actor, comedian and TV presenter Adil said of the show: “It has been a r_ _ l pleasure to b_ _ _ g so much joy, shouting at the t_ _ _y and h_ _ eschooling, to so many millions.

“Thank you to everyone for watching and to all the L_ _ _o crew for being brilliant.”

The new day-time series follows a recent Celebrity spin-off which aired during primetime on weekends on ITV1.


RuPaul hosted the celebrity show which featured pairs including Joel & Hannah Dommett, Alan Halsall & Andy Whyment, Andi Peters & Laura Tobin, Vernon Kay & Michelle Visage, Rickie Haywood Williams & Melvin Odoom, Stacey Dooley & Kevin Clifton, Carys Eleri & Charlotte Church, Martin & Shirlie Kemp, Clare Balding & Alice Arnold, Lulu & Lee Juggurnauth, Claire Richards & H (Steps) and Lawrence Chaney & Tia Kofi.

You can catch up with recent episodes of Lingo and Celebrity Lingo on ITVX here.

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