X Factor star Dermot O'Leary to host new ITV gameshow 'Small Fortune'

Contestants face miniature challenges in the 'world's smallest physical gameshow'

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The X Factor frontman Dermot O'Leary has signed up to present 'Small Fortune', a new ITV entertainment format described as the "world's smallest physical gameshow".

Small Fortune involves teams of friends or family members attempting to win big money by playing tiny games.

Each round takes place in a different miniature world, ranging from a replica of Stonehenge to a pint-size version of Coronation Street pub The Rovers Return.

If the contestants hold their nerve and avoid slip-ups, they could win up to £50,000 per game.

However, the slightest mistake could mean that they'll lose out.

The show comes from Youngest Media, the production company founded by the minds behind Pointless and The Million Pound Drop.

"We did the pilot and had a hoot," revealed Dermot. "It’s a funny, quirky and clever show, that grabbed me from the off.

"I hope the viewers enjoy watching it as much as we will making it."

Joe Mace, ITV commissioning editor for entertainment, said: "If it’s true that fortune favours the brave, then Small Fortune favours the bravest.

"Great things come in small packages, and we hope the audience will agree. We are absolutely delighted that Dermot is hosting this exciting new series."

Youngest's David Flynn added: "Anyone can play our games but you have to have nerves of steel to win big.

"With huge emotion and massive jeopardy as players put everything on the line, we’re hoping our tiny gameshow is the next big thing."

If you think you have the patience to conquer the tiny challenges, you can now audition for Small Fortune.

Budding contestants can apply for the show online by clicking here.

Small Fortune will begin filming at Pinewood Studios in September before launching on ITV in 2019.

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