Craig Charles to host new Channel 4 quiz show Moneybags
- Bang Showbiz
- 7 July 2021
'Red Dwarf' actor Craig Charles has been announced as the host of new Channel 4 daytime quiz show 'Moneybags'
Craig Charles is hosting a new daytime quiz show for Channel 4.
The 'Red Dwarf' star will present 'Moneybags' which will challenge contestants with a series of questions with the answers adorned on bags that pass along a conveyor belt in front of them.
Right answers can result in the competitors winning anything from £1,000 to £100,000 but if you pick a wrong bag and you could lose everything. Every week a massive £1 million will pass down the conveyor belt for players to grab.
Speaking about the series, Craig, 56, said: "I’ve always wanted to host a quiz show but this is the first one that’s felt perfect for me. With a million pounds at stake each week you never know what’s going to happen. I’m looking forward to having fun with our contestants as they make lifechanging decisions.”
The series has been commissioned for 30 episodes of 60-minute programmes for Channel 4 by Jo Street, Head of Daytime and Features and it is being produced by Youngest North, Youngest Media’s recently launched Leeds based hub, with executive producers Shaun Parry, Aaron Rosenthal, Michelle Woods and David Flynn – whose previous game show experience includes 'The Million Pound Drop', 'Pointless' and 'Small Fortune' – whilst Mike Maclaine will serve as Series Producer.
Jo said: “'Moneybags' is a really innovative format that will be injecting quick-fire quizzing and edge-of-your-seat tension into the afternoon schedule."
Filming on the show will begin in Manchester this month and potential entrants can still apply.