The Million Pound Cube Celebrity

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As lockdown restrictions on live audiences hold up the filming of many favourite shows, 우리카지노사이트 television chiefs appear to have just one solution to the problem: throw money at it.

Jeremy Clarkson and the makers of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

were almost hysterically excited to have a jackpot winner last month. Yet the big prize did little to compensate for the lack of genuine tension in an empty studio.

Presenter Phillip Schofield is trying the same desperate trick on The Million Pound Cube Celebrity (ITV), with a seven-figure prize on offer for the first time.

That’s four times more than the only previous winner, 우리카지노쿠폰 Mo Farah, collected in 2012 when he completed all seven challenges (and 우리카지노추천 made the game look easy).

Phillip Schofield with Stephen and Jason Manford on The Million Pound Cube Celebrity

Phillip Schofield with Stephen and Jason Manford on The Million Pound Cube Celebrity

The Cube is a gladiatorial gameshow, with players locked in a plastic box to tackle tests of quick reactions and dexterity. It ought not to matter whether it is played in front of a studio audience. But the absence of an eager crowd, and 우리카지노쿠폰 the knowledge that the gasps and 우리카지노주소 applause are all canned, leaves the suspense feeling forced.

In this celebrity edition, comedian Jason Manford and his brother Stephen threw themselves into the format, starting with a game called Cascade: one player stood under a deluge of 999 red balls and endeavoured to grab the single white one.

Jason managed it first time, arms outstretched as if he aimed to catch the full thousand.

‚That was like my daughter being born,‘ he gasped. ‚It was so exciting.‘

With the Government urging entertainers to take up new careers, let’s hope he doesn’t retrain as a midwife.

The brothers reached £100,000 before quitting, afraid they were about to fumble and lose the lot.

They left us in no doubt that they were determined to win for their charities, including one that sent children from low-income families on holidays .

. . just like the ones the boys had enjoyed in their own schooldays.