Ian Wright is to front a brand new prime time game show on ITV.
The football legend will host Moneyball, where the difference between winning life-changing money and going home with nothing rests entirely on the bounce of a ball.
ITV explain the format: “Navigating their way through a series of questions, each correct answer earns hopeful players a ball which they roll onto ‘The Launcher’ – the machine at the helm of this brand-new high octane show.
“In this game of skill, contestants must press a button to ‘Lock The Launcher’ – setting the height in which the ball will be dropped from. The higher the ball drops from the longer it will keep rolling. Tensions run high as the ball rolls back and forth until it comes to rest on an amount of cash or a dreaded ‘Danger’ sign.
“The cash up for grabs continues to climb but so does the pressure, leaving both players and viewers in suspense. And before contestants can think about spending their winnings, they need to play one final ball – a Moneyball, which could see them leaving with their hard-earned cash or going home with nothing.”
Moneyball will air as part of ITV’s 2021 autumn schedule starting on Saturday, 30 October at 6:30PM.
Ian Wright said today: “Look who’s got a brand new game show! From the moment ITV got in touch with the idea, I was hooked and there was no way I could’ve said no to Moneyball. It’s exhilarating, fun, dramatic, everything you want from a game show.
“Even though I know I’ll want everyone to win the money and even though I know I’ll be in bits when they lose, I can’t wait for everyone at home to experience the real drama of Moneyball.”
Katie Rawcliffe, Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning commented: “We are delighted to have Ian at the helm of this exciting, new format that suits him perfectly. A heart-stopping game show that is full of humour, drama and life changing moments.”
The show will be a co-production between production companies Possessed and Potato.
Glenn Hugill, Managing Director of Possessed said: “Moneyball is smart, fun and thrillingly unpredictable. Just like Ian. Players have a proper chance to win life changing money in a matter of minutes. They just have to get the questions right, right, right…”
Michael Kelpie, Managing Director of Potato added: “Moneyball is a great game that combines general knowledge and split-second timing for the chance to win life-changing amounts of cash. Hugely compelling, fun to play and Ian Wright is the perfect host. We are thrilled to be working with Glenn and his team on this.”