Well this has had a slightly more interesting development than most but this week the BBC’s big new shiny expensive new Saturday night hope finally gets off the ground.
On paper it sounds like Exactly The Sort Of Thing We Like – ten couples vie for a £100,000 prize, one half of each couple spends up to the next six weeks completing exciting adventure challenges in Morocco with Reggie Yates to stay in the game, the worst performing three fly back to Farnborough where their partners compete in a quiz with Emma Willis to avoid elimination, the winners head straight back to the adventure on a plane out back.
The competition’s been done in real time (so every Saturday evening), but it’s not live which strikes me as crazy and having seen an episode being recorded in the studio, largely suspect it worked better on paper than it does on screen. However they’ve had four months to edit it, and I do want to like it, so keep an open mind. I do like the logo.