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ITV commissions epic reboot of five of the nation's favourite gameshows, hosted by Alan Carr

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ITV has commissioned Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow, a 7x60’ series, which will see five of the country’s all-time favourite game shows supersized and reinvigorated for 2019. Presented by the brilliant Alan Carr, the five legendary formats getting the big scale treatment are: Play Your Cards Right, Take Your Pick, Strike It Lucky, Bullseye, and The Price is Right.

The series will see contestants hoping to win either big-cash rewards or top-of-the-range prizes. Alongside the entertaining, hilarious and nail-biting contests that viewers know and love, every format will climax with an all-new epic endgame, bringing these iconic shows bang up to date.

Host Alan Carr said:

“It is such a privilege for me to be involved in these truly iconic shows that have brought so much joy to my childhood. A little bit of nostalgia but a whole load of fun. Big shoes to fill I know, but these shows should be back on telly for a whole new generation to sit down and enjoy with their family just like I did all those years ago!”

Also featuring a Christmas edition of The Price Is Right, and a Play Your Cards Right Celebrity Special, Alan Carr’s Epic Gameshow promises excitement, drama, scale and big family laughs.

Joe Mace, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, ITV said:

"We are really excited to bring these brilliant shows back to prime time with Alan Carr, they are the perfect match and we can't wait for the audiences to fall in love with both"

Jonno Richards, Talkback’s Acting Managing Director said:

“A fantastic and funny host, five brilliant formats and some truly epic new end rounds. Who could ask for more? Talkback are thrilled to be working with Alan and ITV on this exciting new series.”

Epic Gameshow was ordered for ITV by Siobhan Greene, Head of Entertainment Commissioning, ITV, and Joe Mace, Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, ITV. Made for ITV by Talkback (part of Fremantle), and Executive Produced by Jonno Richards and Leon Wilson. The Series Producer is Toby Brack. 


Notes to Editors:

About Talkback (part of Fremantle)

Talkback is the comedy entertainment label of Fremantle in the UK. Talkback has a rich history of memorable comedy entertainment programmes spanning four decades and continues to create innovating and entertaining television shows for new generations of viewers.

Currently on air and in production:

Celebrity Juice (ITV2), QI (BBC Two), Ultimate Worrier (UKTV), Your Face or Mine? (Comedy Central) Shopping with Keith Lemon (ITV2)

About Fremantle

Fremantle is one the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. We produce in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programmes a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. We are also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.

We are part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.