BAFTA-nominated Channel 4 quiz show Moneybags kicks off a new series with a new timeslot and a week of celebrity specials.
Channel 4's big money afternoon quiz show, Moneybags is back for a second series this August in its brand new timeslot of 5pm. The hit gameshow will launch with a week of celebrity specials featuring famous faces from the worlds of television, music, comedy and sport.
Host Craig Charles returns to welcome a raft of new contestants all in with a chance of winning a life-changing cash prize, with a cool £1 million quite literally up for grabs each week, including one single bag worth £100k.
Celebrities hoping to grab a fortune for charity are actress Catherine Tyldesley, Olympic athlete Greg Rutherford, Steps star Claire Richards, comedian and actress Nina Wadia, Celebs Go Dating's Tom Read Wilson, impressionist actress Kate Robbins, comedian Dane Baptiste, Atomic Kitten singer Natasha Hamilton, original punk wild child Toyah Willcox and fitness legend, Mr Motivator.
Moneybags is a high-stakes quiz that tests contestants' ability to think quickly as they answer each question by grabbing the moneybag with the correct answer as it passes along a conveyor belt in front of them. Those who grab the right answer earn that bag's value, which can be anything from £1,000 to £100,000. But should the wrong bag be picked up, contestants risk losing everything. There's an enormous £1 million passing down the conveyor belt each week, and it's up to the contestants to try to grab as much as possible.
With questions ranging from ‘correct facts about toilets’ to ‘things that are taller than Tom Cruise’ and ‘things that weigh more than a miniature dachshund’, the series promises fun and entertainment in addition to the big money wins and gut-wrenching losses.
In each show, players are hoping that they'll be randomly selected to take their place in front of the money belt for one of the three head-to-head battles. Whoever banks the most cash in each round will compete in the ‘triple-header’, a tense three-way battle in which whoever grabs – or steals – the most cash will play to win it all in the Moneybags final. There's mega money at stake, but who will grab it? And more importantly, will they hold onto it?
Brand new for this series, audiences will also be able to play the hit gameshow whenever and wherever they want with the brand new Moneybags app. The app will be available to download for free from both the App Store and on Google Play and will launch with the series.
Moneybags is filmed at dock10 studios and produced by Youngest Media North and devised by the team who created The Million Pound Drop and Pointless.