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5 Gold Rings

  • Episode: 

    4 of 6

  • Transmission (TX): 

    Sun 02 Apr 2017
  • TX Confirmed: 

    Yes
  • Time: 

    6.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Week: 

    Week 14 2017 : Sat 01 Apr - Fri 07 Apr
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Phillip Schofield hosts another instalment of the new interactive family game show 5 Gold Rings that's got viewers leaving fingerprints all over their TV screens up and down the country.
 
The format 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.
 
On tonight’s show, father and son Jeff, 58 from Jersey and Danny, 29 from Rugby are hoping their shared love of competing, quizzes and education teamed with their steely determination to win, will help them walk away with the jackpot.
 
Competing against them are friends Debbie, 53 and Ruth, 46 from Leicestershire.   The pair first met 23 years ago and have been best friends ever since.  They admit to knowing each other inside out and are confident that mutual love of problem solving, will help them walk away with the top prize. 
 
Viewers will also get the chance to play along with the action by downloading the 5 Gold Rings App. They’ll be able to answer the exact same questions as the contestants in the studio and also have the chance to see how their scores match up with other players across the country.
 
5 Gold Rings is a Possessed and Talpa production for ITV. It was commissioned for ITV by Head of Comedy and Entertainment, Peter Davey, the executive producers are Glenn Hugill and Kalpna Patel-Knight for Possessed.