Moneyball: How Ian Wright game show works as it returns to ITV

How does Moneyball work?

Ian Wright’s prime time game show Moneyball will be back on ITV this weekend for a new series.

The football legend fronts the unique quiz, where the difference between winning life-changing money and going home with nothing rests entirely on the bounce of a ball.

ITV explain the format: “Navigating their way through a series of questions, each correct answer earns hopeful players a ball which they roll onto ‘The Launcher’ – the machine at the helm of this brand-new high octane show.

Host Ian Wright.
Moneyball: SR2 on ITV1 and ITVX. Pictured: Host Ian Wright. ©ITV

“In this game of skill, contestants must press a button to ‘Lock The Launcher’ – setting the height in which the ball will be dropped from. The higher the ball drops from the longer it will keep rolling. Tensions run high as the ball rolls back and forth until it comes to rest on an amount of cash or a dreaded ‘Danger’ sign.

“The cash up for grabs continues to climb but so does the pressure, leaving both players and viewers in suspense. And before contestants can think about spending their winnings, they need to play one final ball – a Moneyball, which could see them leaving with their hard-earned cash or going home with nothing.”

Moneyball series two will come to ITV1 from Saturday, 22 July at 8PM.

The first series of the game show aired in 2021 and is currently available to watch online via ITVX here.

Ian Wright said: “Look who’s got a brand new game show! From the moment ITV got in touch with the idea, I was hooked and there was no way I could’ve said no to Moneyball. It’s exhilarating, fun, dramatic, everything you want from a game show.

“Even though I know I’ll want everyone to win the money and even though I know I’ll be in bits when they lose, I can’t wait for everyone at home to experience the real drama of Moneyball.”

Asked about what to expect from series two, he added: “Great contestants. Some difficult questions, some easy questions that they get wrong under pressure plus I can’t keep my composure like some other game show hosts can – I’m all in with the contestants, willing them to win.”

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