5 Gold Rings set for series two with Phillip Schofield back as host

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Phillip Schofield is set to return for a second series of ITV game show 5 Gold Rings.

The new series aired on Sunday nights earlier this year and has done well enough for a recommission.

A second run will air on ITV in 2018 and Phillip will be back to host.

“It’s been one of this year’s biggest game show hits for the channel, after they axed Phillip’s other show You’re Back in the Room," a source told The Sun newspaper today. “It’s a win-win for everyone. Fans love it and Phillip’s had great fun hosting it and is eager to give it another run.”

5 Gold Rings sees two teams go head to head over five rounds. One team will be walking away with up to £25,000 whilst the other will leave with nothing. Who wins and who loses is decided in a unique way… using five gold rings.

The teams will have to battle it out against the clock to answer questions by placing gold rings onto a supersized image displayed beneath their feet on a huge circular LED floor. For example, the picture might be a map of the world and teams will attempt the question, ‘Where is the highest mountain on earth?’ by placing a gold ring on the image where they think the answer is.

If the contestant correctly encircles the answer, they move onto the next round and more money but if they’re wrong they lose that ring forever.

For the contestants, every pixel really does count as state of the art software, specially crafted for this game detects – down to the pixel - exactly where each ring is placed on the floor.

Each round will get decidedly more difficult as after every correct answer is given all of their remaining gold rings will decrease in size – making it even tougher to find and encircle the next correct answer. If they lose all five of their rings, it’s game over.

Speaking about the show earlier this year, Phillip Schofield said: “I love the whole concept of this show. It’s such a simple idea. The longer you stay in the game, the smaller the rings get. It looks amazing and anyone of any age can play. I can’t wait to get started!”

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