Channel 4 has announced an exciting new game show that will put the resourcefulness and creativity of ordinary people to the test. Hosted by the beloved Sue Perkins, “Double The Money” promises to take contestants on a thrilling adventure as they strive to double their initial cash pot within a limited timeframe.
In this groundbreaking format, pairs of contestants will unite on the first day of the show to receive a modest sum of seed money. Once the cash is in their hands, the clock starts ticking, and their mission becomes clear: double the money or face elimination from the game.
The show offers complete freedom to the contestants on how they spend their starting pot. From smart strategies to audacious hustles and ingenious ideas, they must employ every tactic at their disposal to transform their initial sum into a substantial fortune. However, contestants should beware of complacency, as using the same idea twice will result in immediate elimination.
As the competition progresses, the stakes escalate with each round. Contestants will face higher cash targets to achieve within extended timeframes. With the clock counting down, the pressure intensifies, and only the most innovative and determined pairs will survive. Finally, after weeks of relentless pursuit, the duo that amasses the most money within the given time will claim a generous cash prize to add to their final pot.
Jo Street, Head of Daytime & Features at Channel 4, expressed her excitement about the show, stating, “This is an incredibly exciting format that breaks the mould of traditional game shows. By taking the competition out of the shiny TV studio and immersing the contestants in the real world, we’re sure to see some truly creative ways of making money as our pairs battle it out for the top cash prize.”
Andrew Mackenzie, Co-CEO at South Shore, emphasized the relevance of the show in challenging economic times, saying, “The world is full of people with great side hustles and weird and wonderful ways to make money. In challenging economic times, this format tests the couples’ money-making ideas and their relationships.”
“Double The Money” has been commissioned by Channel 4 as part of the Global Format Fund, with Clemency Green as the Commissioning Editor and Jo Street as the Head of Daytime & Features. The show is produced by South Shore, with Executive Producers Caroline Davies, Rosie Franks, Melanie Leach, and Andrew Mackenzie leading the production team.
The exhilarating and unpredictable nature of “Double The Money” is sure to captivate audiences as they witness ordinary individuals embark on extraordinary journeys to double their money. With Sue Perkins at the helm and contestants pushing their limits, Channel 4 promises a game show experience like no other.