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Iconic 90s gameshow Wheel of Fortune to be rebooted with Graham Norton as host
It's set to hit our TV screens in 2024.
ITV has announced that it’ll be rebooting iconic 90s gameshow Wheel of Fortune with a very famous face set to host.
Based on the successful global brand, and modelled on the still-ongoing American show of the same name, the original British version of Wheel of Fortune first aired all the way back 1988, and went on to run for a whopping 14 series and 746 episodes before ending 2001.
In case you’re not familiar with the show, it’s basically based around a giant carnival wheel that the contestants have to spin to win themselves a life-changing cash prize.
With beloved and seasoned BAFTA-winning TV host Graham Norton set to front the show’s revival, ITV has confirmed that Wheel of Fortune will be returning for eight hour-long episodes in 2024 – which includes two celebrity specials.
Just like last time, the broadcaster’s rebooted show will be a “thrilling game of skill and luck”, as the turn of the wheel secures contestants a cash value before they pick a letter to help them solve the puzzle, where, for every correct letter they reveal in the puzzle, they win multiples of that amount.
“The pressure is on as they could lose everything at a spin of a wheel,” ITV teased in its announcement of the show’s reboot.
On top of cash, contestants can also win some impressive prizes too.
ITV added: “Everything is up for grabs, but only one lucky contestant will get the chance to add big money to their cash pot and see if they can take it home.”
Speaking on the announcement of the show being rebooted, new host Graham Norton said: “I’m beyond excited to be bringing such an iconic American show to a new British audience.
“My first ever TV job was a game show on ITV so this feels like coming full circle. You might even call it a wheel.”
Katie Rawcliffe, who is Head of Entertainment Commissioning at ITV, added: “We are thrilled to have the much loved Graham Norton bringing this iconic game show to our viewers. Anything can happen on the spin of a wheel, it is going to be so much fun.”
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Wheel of Fortune will air on ITV1 and ITVX in 2024, with dates soon to be confirmed, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled.
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