Graham Fletcher Wins £1.5 Million on ITV’s “Red or Black?”
ITV’s Red or Black? is in some serious trouble with its low ratings, but it’s still giving away unbelievable sums of money. You may have missed it or not heard (I forgot all about it), but the big money game show hosted by Ant and Dec gave away the biggest prize in British television history this weekend. Graham Fletcher from Reading won £1.5 million by correctly guessing the ball would land on Black in the Vortex. The win leaked out months ago, and it was even publicized by the show’s producer Simon Cowell.
Despite this Red or Black? could still only pull in around four million viewers. Reports from The Sun say that the show has been axed, though hosts Ant and Dec deny this. At yesterday’s TV Choice Awards in London, Ant said, “I’m sure you’ve read what I’ve read and we’ve had no conversations with ITV whatsoever. So since they are still rumours, and nothing has been confirmed or denied, then there’s not really much to say.” I think the writing is on the wall, though. Low viewership and a very high budget means cancellation.
Source : ATV Today