Channel 4 is bringing back The Million Pound Drop in daytime - as 'The £100k Drop'

Davina McCall will return to present the rebooted gameshow for 60 episodes in 2018

Davina McCall hosts The Million Pound Drop

Channel 4 is bringing back its big money hit The Million Pound Drop as a daytime show - with a £100,000 top prize.

Hosted by Davina McCall, MPD saw contestants given £1million in real cash, which they had to gamble on quiz questions by placing it on trapdoors.

They could put all the money on one answer, or hedge their bets by spreading it across multiple options.

Any dosh on wrong answers was lost, falling through the trapdoors to the ground - and whatever they had left after the all-or-nothing final question was theirs to keep.

The show proved a big success for Channel 4, running for twelve series in primetime, before it was axed last year.

But today, the broadcaster's bosses have announced they are rebooting it for daytime telly - as 'The £100k Drop'.

As the name suggests, the jackpot is now a much more modest £100,000, although it's still one of the biggest prizes available in daytime.

The good news is the format will otherwise remain exactly the same - and Davina will be back as its presenter.

Syeda Irtizaali, Channel 4 entertainment commissioner, said: "I'm delighted this award-winning, brilliant gameshow with its heart pounding tension and addictive gameplay will be returning daily to Channel 4 for a new audience to enjoy."

Executive producer Richard Hague added: "The £100k Drop has all of the original format's nail-biting tension, genuine jeopardy and excitement."

Davina also posted a video on Twitter, inviting budding contestants to visit the100kdrop.com, where they can apply to take part.

http://twitter.com/ThisisDavina/status/885796393708920833

MPD was also notable for pioneering 'second screen' TV, with a website and mobile app that allowed viewers to play along with the show in real time.

However, it is currently unknown whether the companion game will return for the new daytime version.

C4 has ordered a whopping 60 episodes of The £100k Drop, which will air in 2018.

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