09 Dec 11
Every Friday and Saturday over five consecutive weekends, starting in January, Davina McCall will be guiding new pairs of contestants as they face the daunting Drop in the hopes of taking home some seriously big money. And joining the latest pairs of contestants this series will be some familiar faces who will be playing for charity.
Contestants are given one million pounds at the top of the show; all they have to do is keep hold of it over eight tricky questions. Played out on The Drop, the possible answers to each question are displayed on four trapdoors, where one wrong answer can see thousands of pounds drop to the floor.
Last year saw some of the biggest wins in the show’s history with contestants Nick and Katie becoming The Million Pound Drop’s highest ever winners and the show’s first ever quarter-millionaires, plus celebrity pairing Jack Whitehall and his father Michael won a staggering £300,000 for their chosen charities.
Viewers at home can play with a virtual million pounds alongside the contestants with the hugely successful play along online game. This series players at home can also play against their own friends and other viewers.
The series was ordered by Entertainment Commissioner Syeda Irtizaali and will be Executive Produced by David Flynn, Tom Blakeson and Michelle Woods