Fifteen To One returns to Channel 4 this April
Legendary quiz show Fifteen To One, from Remedy Productions, will return to Channel 4 this April. The show kick off Saturday 5th April at 5:30pm and continues weekdays at 4:30pm starting Monday 7th April.
It’s back! The pressure of the studio; 14 other contestants all willing your downfall; the desperate need for speed as you reach for an answer that’s just on the tip of your tongue. And we haven’t even got to the crucial decision - do you Question or Nominate? These extreme pressures and more will be faced head-on when Britain’s cleverest minds will battle it out in Channel 4’s brand new series, hosted by Sandi Toksvig.
Sandi Toksvig said: “I'm thrilled to be taking up the mantle of hosting Fifteen To One. It is a legendary quiz show with tough questions. I'm glad I'll be asking not answering. I'm also delighted to be back at Channel 4.”
The great British public applied in droves to participate in the cult quiz known for its tough questions and demanding nerves of steel from its players. Thousands up and down the land applied to take part, including some very dedicated former contestants who had appeared in Channel 4’s original show.
The run of 20x60 episodes see these former contestants, who in many cases have been waiting for more than a decade to return, go head to head with fresh-faced hopefuls all in a bid to become the Fifteen to One Grand Final Winner and take home £40k
The cash prize is brand new to the show but that’s not the only difference. The new generation of Fifteen To One will also herald some other key changes; Each player will now be given three chances to reach the final round of a show therefore getting the opportunity to appear on a maximum of three shows throughout the week. This allows for both Sandi to form relationships with contestants and for viewers at home to really champion their favourites.
Each hour long episode showcases Sandi’s camaraderie with the contenders as well as her firm but fair hosting style. Throughout the show, she will also offer up her near boundless knowledge on the topics that arise.
Played over three rounds, the Fifteen To One contestants simply have to avoid elimination. To do that they not only have to answer questions correctly but must also decide which of their opponents to nominate putting them under the question spotlight - and it’s this tactical game play that makes Fifteen to One more than just a quiz.
In addition, award-winning Australian comedian Adam Hills will host four episodes of Celebrity Fifteen To One in prime time evening slots following the success of the 80’s Night one-off special last year. Guests will include Dara O’B, Frank Skinner, Hilary devey, Heston, Jonny Vegas, Jimmy Carr, Anne Widdecombe to name a few (TX date TBC).
Fifteen To One was commissioned for Channel 4 by Madeleine Knight and is Executively Produced by Tom Blakeson and Series Produced by Ed de Burgh, of Remedy Productions (part of the Argonon group).