ITV have a new interactive game show in the works for 2017. 5 Gold Rings will air later this year and will be hosted by Philip Schofield. The series is being produced for ITV by Possessed and Talpa.
The format sees two teams go head to head over five rounds. One team will be walking away with up to £25,000 whilst the other will leave with nothing. Who wins and who loses is decided in a unique way… using five gold rings.
The teams will have to battle it out against the clock to answer questions by placing gold rings onto a supersized image displayed beneath their feet on a huge circular LED floor. For example, the picture might be a map of the world and teams will attempt the question, ‘Where is the highest mountain on earth?’ by placing a gold ring on the image where they think the answer is.
If the contestant correctly encircles the answer, they move onto the next round and more money but if they’re wrong they lose that ring forever.
For the contestants, every pixel really does count as state of the art software, specially crafted for this game detects – down to the pixel – exactly where each ring is placed on the floor.
Each round will get decidedly more difficult as after every correct answer is given all of their remaining gold rings will decrease in size – making it even tougher to find and encircle the next correct answer. If they lose all five of their rings, it’s game over.
Viewers will also get the chance to play along with the action by downloading the 5 Gold Rings App. They’ll be able to answer the exact same questions as the contestants in the studio and also have the chance to see how their scores match up with other players across the country.
Phillip Schofield said: “I love the whole concept of this show. It’s such a simple idea. The longer you stay in the game, the smaller the rings get. It looks amazing and anyone of any age can play. I can’t wait to get started!”
Peter Davey, Head of Comedy and Entertainment for ITV said, “The interactivity is a great bonus but I was initially drawn to the fact that it is an innovative, modern and extremely fresh way to do an exciting and original TV game.”
Glenn Hugill, Managing Director, Possessed: “We are so excited about 5 Gold Rings. It really is a game for everyone. It looks beautiful and is such a simple idea. Your rings get smaller and smaller as you go on and so getting correct answers becomes a real achievement. It’s unlike any other game or quiz show as being accurate is just as important as being smart. You can play against your kids, your friends, your parents on a completely level playing field. There’s such a buzz about it and it’s already spreading around the world.”
5 Gold Rings is a Possessed (part of ITV studios) and Talpa production for ITV. It was commissioned for ITV by Head of Comedy and Entertainment, Peter Davey, the executive producers are Glenn Hugill and Kalpna Patel-Knight for Possessed.