Saturday Night Takeaway spin-off as In For A Penny gets full series


Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway has been given a sister show.

Rumour previously had it that the hit ITV series could get its very own spin-off show - and now it's confirmed.

Hosted by Stephen Mulhern, the series is a game show, based around Saturday Night Takeaway's current In For a Penny, In For a Grand format.

Stephen fronts the mini-game show and in this month's series finale of Saturday Night Takeaway, it was revealed the segment was getting its very own series.

ITV confirmed in a statement to DigitalSpy: "In For A Penny has been commissioned for a series on ITV, hosted by Stephen Mulhern."

In the game, members of the public pay 1p to compete for the chance of winning £1,000.

They must answer five random questions all correctly to stay in the game and win the prize money.

Chatting to The Sun newspaper, Stephen previously revealed he was working with Ant and Dec to turn the idea into its very own show.

"We’re trying to make In For a Penny, In For a Grand its own game show," he said. “Ant and Dec asked me to do it, which is really exciting. I just knew it was a winner. It’s gone down well.

“We’re hoping to get it off the ground later this year."

The current host of Britain's Got Talent spin-off More Talent continued: “We just need some time to work on it. Ideally, we’d make the cash prizes bigger too, just to up the ante.”

Saturday Night Takeaway airs on ITV.

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