The £100k Drop is returning to Channel 4 for a second series

The big-money gameshow is looking for new contestants

Channel 4 has confirmed that rebooted gameshow The £100k Drop will return for a second series in 2019.


Earlier this year, the broadcaster revived hit format The Million Pound Drop for its daytime schedule, with a top prize of £100,000.

Pairs of contestants are given the jackpot in real cash, which they have to gamble on the answers to a series of questions.

If they’re sure, they can place all their money on one answer – but if not, they can spread it across multiple options to boost their chances.

Any money placed on wrong answers falls down the Drop, and whatever’s left after seven questions is theirs to keep.

The first series was a success for Channel 4 earlier this summer, with a 6.9% share of the 16-34 demographic – up 72% on the average for its 4pm timeslot.

Highlights included best friends David and Jonathan taking home a whopping £75,000 prize, becoming the most successful players to date across both versions of the show.


Now the broadcaster has greenlit a second series of The £100k Drop, with telly favourite Davina McCall returning as presenter.

Syeda Irtizaali, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor for Entertainment said: “We’re thrilled that Davina is back for another series of the nail-bitingly tense £100K Drop.

“Last series saw big life changing wins and I’m hoping this is the series we see at least one pair walk away with the whole jackpot.”

Richard Hague, head of entertainment at production company Remarkable Television, added: “It’s a testament to the brilliance of Davina and such a compelling format that we are returning for another rollercoaster ride on Channel 4.”

If you think you have what it takes to beat the Drop, you can now apply for the new series.


Budding contestants can register their interest by applying online at

The £100k Drop will return to Channel 4 for its bumper second run next year.

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