Red or Black to launch revamped series this Saturday

Ant and Dec (Red or Black)

Red or Black returns with its second series this weekend and its had quite a makeover.

Gone are the huge crowds and outrageous stunts, which last year saw X Factor stars Jedward taking part in a game of human pinball with diggers.

Instead, the revamped series is a lot more sedate and more of a gameshow, airing every week instead of every night for a week like last year's run.

Co-host Dec explained: “After the first show and all the controversy we did think ‘Oh no!’ The other problem was that last year we were live every night rather than once a week.

“We never had the chance to step back and tweak things and that was obviously a lesson.”

Co-presenter Ant added: “It would have been a real shame if everyone had walked away from Red Or Black? after just one series.

“These days you’re lucky if series one on anything flies.

“We’ve made changes but they’re to make the show better.”

This year has also seen a change to the prize fund, with a maximum of £3.5 million to be won.

Every episode will see the last standing contestant play on a giant pinball machine, with £500,000 up for grabs.

If they lose out, the money will roll over to the next week.

Red Or Black? starts on ITV1 this Saturday night from 7.15pm.

Browse pictures of the first episode below...

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