Phillip Schofield returns with a brand-new series of 5 GOLD RINGS. The worldwide hit gameshow where players have to find the answer to a question and put a ring on it.
The new series kickstarts with a Coronation Street V’s Emmerdale special as Corrie’s Simon Gregson takes on Emmerdale’s Matthew Wolfenden as the pair play alongside members of the public to help them win a cash prize. Joining Simon is Brenda from Yorkshire. She has watched Coronation Street from the beginning and would love to buy a new kitchen if she wins any money. Matthew is joined by Frank from London, who would love to take his girlfriend of 10 years on a once in a lifetime holiday to Japan. Frank has a very unusual hobby, wherever he travels he likes to buy a ukulele to add to his collection so he is hoping to win enough money to do both!
Each week, two teams go head-to-head in an attempt to win over £50,000. Using one of their 5 Gold Rings they must find the answer to a beautifully animated visual question displayed on the show’s famous giant interactive floor. Each ring is worth a different amount of money and as the money goes up the rings get smaller; making the answers much harder to find.
The stakes are high because each team gets just one chance to answer each question. If they answer correctly then they will bank the cash. But if they are incorrect, the opposing team will get the chance to answer the question and steal the cash for themselves.
The teams are given two lifelines to help them along the way. They can choose to ‘Flip the Floor’ to reveal a new question or they can use their ‘Team of Five’ family and friends sitting in the audience. Their ‘Team of Five’ each has a digital tablet with which to place a virtual ring where they think the correct answer is, in the hope they’ll help their loved ones bank their money.
For the contestants every pixel really does count as the state-of-the-art software, specially crafted for this gameshow, detects exactly where each ring is placed on the floor down to just one pixel.
Viewers can again play along at home with the 5 Gold Rings App – which has been downloaded over one million times! Once again viewers get the added bonus of the chance to actually appear on the show by tweeting images of themselves and their families playing along at home using the 5 Gold Rings hashtag. A selection of these images will be shown live on air during each episode.
5 Gold Rings is a Possessed (part of ITV studios) and Talpa production for ITV. It was commissioned by Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor, Factual Entertainment for ITV. Executive Producers are Glenn Hugill and Ed de Burgh for Possessed, the Series Producer is Jason Hopkins for Possessed.