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Thursday 18 September 2014

McCall: Strange not doing live TV

Davina McCall presents Channel 4's 5 Minutes To A Fortune

Davina McCall has confessed it took her time to adjust to pre-recording her new game show 5 Minutes To A Fortune.

The energetic TV presenter is used to hosting live shows such as Big Brother, The Million Pound Drop and Got To Dance.

Davina admitted: "It took me a while to get used to pre-recorded but actually there's something about being able to complete a lot of shows in a short amount of time that's quite freeing, especially for me as a mum.

"I can do the whole recording in a couple of weeks and it's done and dusted and there's more time with the family."

She has three children - Holly, 11, Tilly, nine, and Chester, six - with her husband, adventure travel business owner Matthew Robertson, who she married in 2000.

The game show 5 Minutes To A Fortune centres around a giant hourglass, which contains £50,000 for the members of the public who play during the week and £100,000 for the celebrity couples who take part for charity on a Saturday night.

Contestants need to work together to complete five challenges in just five minutes.

Meanwhile, Davina confessed she misses making her dating show Streetmate, which propelled her into the spotlight in the 90s.

She said: "I must admit, I miss Streetmate. I did love that show and I'd love to do it again but it wouldn't work now, I'd draw too much attention to myself."

:: 5 Minutes To A Fortune is on Channel 4 on weekdays and Saturdays, starting today (April 6).

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