ff Gary Lineker to front new ITV game show Sitting On A Fortune – Possessed

Gary Lineker to front new ITV game show Sitting On A Fortune

SIX players. SIX chairs. NO lifelines. And £100,000 at stake.

Who will find themselves in the perfect place at the perfect time for the chance to take home a life changing prize?

ITV has commissioned a unique new high stakes, high tension game show, Sitting On A Fortune, in which players could win up to £100,000.

Hosted by football legend Gary Lineker, this pulse-quickening quiz features six players all trying to be in the right place at the right time to take away a potentially life-changing amount of money.

The new ITV Entertainment format, a co-production by ITV Studios labels Possessed and Potato, features no lifelines, safety nets, or chances to walk away, meaning players must risk everything on getting the right answer in the hope of taking home the big prize.

In a unique twist, players take to the stage and position themselves in a row of seats, one behind another. Where you sit makes all the difference as only the player in the chair at the head of the line gets the chance to answer questions, stay in the game and have the chance of winning the jackpot.

One wrong answer sees a player relegated to the back of the line and in real danger of leaving with nothing and someone else moves up to take pole position. One player’s success could instantly be another player’s ruin.

With the jackpot mounting, there can be only one winner. Who can stay in the hot seat long enough to take away up to £100,000? In this show there really can only be one player left sitting on a fortune.

Gary Lineker says: “I am absolutely delighted to be hosting what I think and hope will be a show that people love. It’s going to be full of tension with high stakes and bags of drama from start to finish – everything a great game show should be. I can’t wait for the viewers at home to experience the fun and the excitement of Sitting On A Fortune.”

Katie Rawcliffe, Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning/Joe Mace, ITV Commissioning Editor for Entertainment says: “We are delighted to be working with Gary on this new show that is all about players backing themselves and showing courage – something he knows all about.”

Glenn Hugill, Managing Director of Possessed says: “This is a game with no gimmicks, no lifelines and nowhere to hide. It’s all about trusting your gut instinct to pick the perfect place in the line and backing yourself to get every question right. Anyone who’s ever chosen the correct queue at the supermarket or the airport will know the euphoria of getting that decision right! Gary knows a thing or two about a high pressure knockout competition and so is the perfect host for a show where you have to put it all on the line. Plus we are thrilled to be working with Michael and Potato again: in fact, anyone paying close attention will notice we now have a hell of a five-a-side football team.”

Michael Kelpie, Managing Director of Potato says: “At the heart of any good game there must be a simple idea. Sitting On A Fortune asks each player one question… ‘Where would you like to sit?’ That decision could change one person’s life and drives the drama, excitement and fun that makes this compelling, competitive and entertaining. We are excited to be working with Glenn and his team on this new show.”

Sitting On A Fortune is a co-production from Possessed and Potato, both part of ITV Studios for ITV, commissioned by Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning Katie Rawcliffe and ITV Commissioning Editor for Entertainment Joe Mace. Executive Producers are Glenn Hugill, Possessed, Michael Kelpie, Martin Scott and Barry Hart, Potato.

ITV Studios will handle international distribution for Sitting On A Fortune.

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