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Lingo start date and all about ITV's new game show with Adil Ray

How it works and when it starts on TV

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Adil Ray is to front new ITV game show series Lingo.

The show sees contestant pairs compete across a series of rounds, for the chance to win a cash prize.

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ITV explain: "In each show, three pairs of contestants go head-to-head, in a battle of words. Using their powers of deduction, they must correctly and quickly work out the words that appear in the Lingo grids and Puzzlewords.

"The Lingo computer gives contestants the first letter of different length words. The rest is in the hands of the contestants. They are up against the clock and Lingo rewards quick thinkers. If they correctly guess the word, they’ll bank money and increase their potential winnings.

"Through three tense rounds the three pairs are whittled down to one winning couple. That winning pair then play in a nail-biting end game, where they have the opportunity to win the money they've banked earlier in the show, potentially even doubling their winnings.

"However, there are no guarantees on Lingo and in the dramatic finale they could end up going home with absolutely nothing or win thousands of pounds."

Actor, comedian and TV presenter, Adil Ray will host the show.

Lingo will start on Friday, 1 January 2021 at 4:35PM on ITV and continue at 3PM Monday-Fridays in the new year.

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Adil said: “I feel like I have just won the star prize on a game show! I am so excited to be working with ITV and Wildcard and to be hosting such a brilliant game. When I told my Aunty about it she wanted to come on as a contestant, as long as it was in Punjabi.

"She won't be coming on. But you could be, and I promise Lingo will be lots of fun. You have my word.”

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