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The Million Pound Cube start date confirmed with new £1 million prize

The Cube 2020 release date

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ITV has confirmed the start date for its new series of The Cube, now The Million Pound Cube.

Hosted by Philip Schofield, The Cube originally ran for nine series between 2009 and 2015.

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Contestants played to win up to £250,000 by completing a series of challenges involving both physical and mental skills while confined to a perspex cube.

A reboot is now on the way with pairs will competing for a top prize upped to a whopping £1 million.

With a new title - The Million Pound Cube - the show will start with a Celebrity special on Saturday, October 17 at 9PM on ITV, allowing well-known names and faces to feel the intense pressure as they endeavour to beat The Cube and win £1 million for their chosen charity.

The full series will then start on Monday, October 19 at 9PM on ITV.

Episodes will air nightly throughout the week until Friday, October 23.

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In each episode, pairs will have nine lives to complete seven games, each worth an increasing amount of money, as they move closer to the huge jackpot.

Players will have to overcome extreme nerves and frustration as they take on deceivingly simple tasks such as throwing a ball into a container, balancing on a beam or stopping a clock at precisely 10 seconds.

But will they have what it takes to beat the mighty Cube?

Phillip Schofield returns to host.

He said: “The Cube is such a cracking format but with the players now in teams and a whopping million-pound prize fund, it now means this high-pressure environment has just got tougher. I can’t wait to be reunited with the legendary Perspex Cube!”

Meanwhile, The Cube isn't the only game show that ITV has brought back to screen.

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Family Fortunes has returned with a new series in primetime hosted by Gino D'Acampo.

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