It sounds like a mix between Big Brother and Game For A Laugh as a group of eight tricksters move in together with the end goal of trying to out-wit in each other and stay in the house. That’s the basis of just commissioned 8 part ITV2 show Prank Pad.
The series is produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment and sees the houseful of contestants trying to win six months of rent-free living in a plush new pad.
It’s about stamina, guts and being the cheekiest, sneakiest, craftiest prankster. With no eliminations, the aim of the game for these loveable rogues is to drive their housemates so crazy that they pack their bags and leave. From cling film capers to door knob disasters, hair removal outrage to hot sauce surprises the show will be jam packed with hilarious and hideous stunts all in the name of the game.
Once all of the hoaxes have been had, contestants will vote for the week’s Prank Punk with the bearer of the title being forced to pay a penalty for their poor efforts. The final will see the frolickers join forces to act as a team and weed the last people out. As the antics ramp up, the clock counts down to the deadline for people to give up and walk out.
ITV’s Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Angela Jain said: “With so many young people finding it hard to leave home it should be a fun ride seeing how mischievous the contestants can be in their efforts to win some rent free accommodation.”
MD of Whizz Kid Entertainment, Lisa Chapman, said: “Prank Pad is a crazy mash-up of reality TV meets prank. There are so many great online pranksters out there right now we thought – why not see what happens when they live together? Sharyn brings her huge experience of casting and reality to the production so we’re really excited at the prospect of unearthing some new stars.”
Prank Pad was ordered for ITV2 by Director of Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Angela Jain and commissioned by Commissioning Editor for Entertainment, Amanda Stavri.
Whizz Kid Entertainment produces Prank Pad for ITV2. Executive Producers for Whizz Kid Entertainment are Malcolm Gerrie, Lisa Chapman and Sharyn Mills and the Series Producer is Mark Iddon.