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Phillip Schofield lands new prime-time game show gig

Phillip Schofield will front 5 Gold Rings, after ITV bought the concept from Dutch company Talpa, who also created The Voice and Dance Dance Dance.

Phillip Schofield "can't wait to get started" on his new prime-time ITV game show 5 Gold Rings.

The This Morning presenter has been signed up to host the programme, which will hit screens in the coming months, after ITV bought the concept from Dutch company Talpa, who also created The Voice and Dance Dance Dance.

5 Gold Rings will see two teams competing to win £25,000, answering questions by placing gold rings onto an LED image on the studio floor. As the show progresses, the rings will get smaller, meaning the teams' answers need to be more specific.

It will also have an interactive feature which means viewers can play along at home on their phones - a feature that has been successful previously with shows including Channel 4's The Million Pound Drop and I'm A Celebrity... Get Met Out Of Here!.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper about his new role, Phillip said: "I love the whole concept of this show. It’s such a simple idea.

“It looks amazing and anyone can play. I can’t wait to get started.”

Phillip has earned himself millions of viewers with his game show presenting, and has hosted five such programmes on ITV in the last decade, including The Cube, All Star Mr & Mrs and Beat The Star.

Now ITV are hoping 5 Gold Rings has what it takes to entertain fans with its simple and clever concept.

"The concept for the show itself is really clever," a source added to the publication. "There’s a huge demand for game shows at the moment and everyone’s convinced that this will really catch on.

“Phillip is the perfect choice to host 5 Gold Rings as everyone knows he is a safe pair of hands and a true professional."

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