Can I make it five on the trot? I find it much harder to get excited by the genre these days so I’m increasingly unconfident. BUT. I’m certainly not too scared to put my money where my mouth is, so here is my prediction.
- What Would Your Child Do? I’m going to admit something: I never got to watch this. And it’s just basically Bet On Your Baby in slightly different wrapping. Can’t see it personally. 5% chance.
- Big Bounce Battle – For all everyone was getting excited by physical games recently, the hype (and viewers) seems to have died down around them rather, certainly in Europe. Are trampolines too limiting? Also Bigheads won last year and I can’t see them picking two physical shows in a row. 10% chance.
- Sorry About That (Sorry Voor Alles) – comedy hidden camera gameshow that’s been a hit in Belgium, and, most interestingly, has won lots of awards in the last year. People are filmed having weird stuff happen to them across 30 days and then discover they’re in a quiz and have to answer questions on things that happened. Hidden camera stuff hasn’t traditionally done brilliantly in this category (you have to go back all the way back to My New Best Friend in 2004, maybe Relentless in 2009) and it’s not like this sort of thing hasn’t been done before (Oblivious, Make My Day) and the Rose D’or judges tend to go for innovation. 30% chance.
- 5 Gold Rings – not a perfect format by any means (although I think series two coming in October corrects many of the issues of the first one) but the visi-quiz did genuinely bring something new and interesting to the table, as well as pointless app playalong (when going by Philip Schofield’s Twitter, everyone was more than happy to just point at the screen). On the basis that nobody had really done Spot the Ball on TV before and that Rose d’Or judges don’t tend to worry if a show wasn’t that successful, my prediction is Possessed might be getting a second award here. 55% chance.
Christ, pressure. Results revealed in September.