Sitting On A Fortune: How Gary Lineker’s new game show on ITV works

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A new series of ITV game show Sitting on A Fortune with Gary Lineker is on its way to ITV1 – here’s all you need to know.

Sitting On A Fortune will see contestants play for a chance to win up to £100,000.

Hosted by football legend Gary Lineker, each episode will see six players all trying to be in the right place at the right time to take home the cash.

Gary Lineker poses with his arms crossed in a promotional image for Sitting On A Fortune

There are no lifelines, safety nets, or chances to walk away, meaning players must risk everything on getting the right answer in the hope of taking home the big prize.

ITV explain the format: “Players take to the stage and position themselves in a row of seats, one behind another. Where you sit makes all the difference as only the player in the chair at the head of the line gets the chance to answer questions, stay in the game and have the chance of winning the jackpot.

“One wrong answer sees a player relegated to the back of the line and in real danger of leaving with nothing and someone else moves up to take pole position. One player’s success could instantly be another player’s ruin.

“With the jackpot mounting, there can be only one winner. Who can stay in the hot seat long enough to take away up to £100,000? In this show there really can only be one player left sitting on a fortune.”

Sitting On A Fortune’s new series airs from Sunday, 28 May at 7PM on ITV1 and ITVX.

Gary Lineker said: “I am absolutely delighted to be hosting what I think and hope will be a show that people love. It’s going to be full of tension with high stakes and bags of drama from start to finish – everything a great game show should be.

“I can’t wait for the viewers at home to experience the fun and the excitement of Sitting On A Fortune.”

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