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Wheel of Fortune is looking for Mancs to take part in the new reboot series

Reckon you've got what it takes to beat the wheel?

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 14th September 2023

Did you hear that iconic 90s gameshow Wheel of Fortune is being rebooted with a very famous face on hosting duties?

And now, casting directors are calling on the people of Greater Manchester to take part.

In case you missed it, ITV confirmed back in June that Wheel of Fortune will be returning for eight hour-long episodes in 2024 – which includes two celebrity specials – with beloved and seasoned BAFTA-winning TV host Graham Norton set to front the show’s revival.

Not familiar with the show? 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.

The show’s premise is basically based around a giant carnival wheel that the contestants have to spin to win themselves a life-changing cash prize.

Iconic 90s gameshow Wheel of Fortune is being rebooted with Graham Norton as host / Credit: ITV

And it sounds like the new series won’t stray too far from the original too.

Just like last time, the broadcaster says the 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.


This means that those who were avid watchers of the show during its original run, and fancy trying their luck at beating the wheel this time around, will know exactly what they’re getting themselves into and going up against.

What’s more is that the reboot is being filmed right here in Manchester, so hopeful contestants from our region really won’t have far to travel.

Fancy it then?


You’ll just need to be over 18 years old and a legal resident of the UK to apply, so if you reckon you’ve got what it takes, then you can find out more and stick an application in before the closing date of 2 November 2023 here.

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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.

Featured Image – ITV