UK “Millionaire” Renames “Ask the Audience” Lifeline, Adds Play-Along Game
ITV’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire returns for its first run of civilian shows in years this summer, and a few changes will be coming with it. Millionaire will be adding a special play-along game so home viewers can interact with the show and see how they’d fare in the Hot Seat. Shows like The Million Pound Drop have utilized the play-along games to great success in the past. High scores will be featured on a leader board online, plus host Chris Tarrant will read out the best of the best live on the air.
In addition to the play-along, the popular Lifeline “Ask the Audience” will be getting a revamp. The long running Lifeline will be renamed “Ask the Nation”. In addition to the studio audience, the home audience’s answers will be displayed for the contestants to consider. A similar concept was attempted on the American version. People using AOL Instant Messenger were sent the questions as contestants used Ask the Audience and both results were displayed. The gimmick only lasted one season.
Three live civilian episodes have been ordered for this summer.
Source : BroadcastNow