So this is quite interesting, there was a call out for contestants for this on UKGameshows.com last week (you’ve got to the end of the week to apply), today it’s been revealed that Jeff Stelling will be fronting a revival of Andrew O Connor’s The Alphabet Game (originally on BBC daytime years ago) to be called Alphabetical for ITV Daytimes, 10×60′ (so sounds like a summer Chase replacement).
Taking elements of international versions of the original ITV Studios format, Alphabetical will be “less like the comedic parlour game” and take the form of a straight general knowledge quiz, with three contestants battling against each other for the chance to take on the returning champion.
i.e. it’s going to be more like Pasapalabra, the international version of the show with its famously tough endgame with its famously massively large rollover jackpots – over €2.1m at one point. It’s also going to have returning champions which is unusual these days.
The show is going to be made by Gameface Productions, part of Andrew O Connor’s ITV-owned indie group Cats on the Roof Media.
Edit: Probably worth acknowledging that it won’t necessarily be a straight adaption and it would be trivially easy to change things whilst being in keeping with the international format, probably won’t be getting multi-million pound jackpots just yet. It’s being sold on having lots of questions right now.