Dropping in on popular quiz show


The Million Pound Drop (Friday, July 11, Channel 4, 8pm)

What’s It All About? Channel 4 celebrates the return of its phenomenally popular live interactive quiz show by inviting two of the stars of another of its biggest successes to take part.

Stephen and Christopher, of the channel’s oddball sleeper hit reality show Gogglebox, trade a night in front of the telly for one spent on it, as they hope to raise an impressive sum of cash for charity.

This is The Million Pound Drop’s 13th series, so by now we should all know what to expect: contestants are given £1million in bundles of cash, and must hold on to as much of it as possible through a series of questions by placing it over the correct trapdoors. Wrong answers lead to the cash plummeting away.

Look Out For: This time around, each edition of the eight-part run will feature a different theme for the game, such as a blind-date drop, a generation-gap edition, and a workplace special.

In addition, more well-known faces are lined up to take on the challenge. They include Jonathan Ross and his family, Alan Carr and Nick Grimshaw, and the stars of Educating Yorkshire.

It’s all change, then. At least host Davina McCall is still present and correct.