So many question marks with this one.
On the one hand it’s a vox-pop show, and these never ever ever ever (ever) do any kind of business. On the other hand, it’s based on an apparently popular segment on Saturday Night Takeaway, so it has brand recognition. On the one hand it has Stephen Mulhern, and like it or not he’s good at this sort of thing and dealing with members of the public. On the other hand it has Stephen Mulhern. On the one hand, it should be quite funny in way Ready or Not wasn’t. On the other hand, the cash prizes on offer seem rather unexciting, in a similar way Ready or Not wasn’t. On the one hand, they’ve sensibly limited it to half an hour. On the other hand, that’s 26 minutes longer than it had to entertain on Saturday Night Takeaway.
So you’ll understand why we’re finding this a difficult one to call, it has trends it has to buck but it’s probably the show most likely to buck those trends. They’re giving it every chance, hammocked between Ninja Warrior and Britain’s Got Talent so suspect the figure might flatter to deceive a bit, still that’s scheduling for you.
Let us know what you think in the comments.