Davina McCall to host Five Minutes to a Fortune

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 January 2013
Davina McCall

Davina McCall

Davina McCall is to host new Channel 4 gameshow 'Five Minutes to a Fortune', which sees teams battle against time to take home a cash prize

Davina McCall is to host new Channel 4 gameshow 'Five Minutes to a Fortune'.

The 'Million Pound Drop' presenter will front the show, which will see teams battle against time to take home a cash prize, which could be as much as £100,000.

The programme is based around a 15-foot hourglass built inside the studio, and teams must work together to complete five challenges in just five minutes to make sure they win the cash and the money doesn't start to drain away.

Davina said: "'Five Minutes to a Fortune' is one of those shows that has you clenching your buttocks from start to finish - I cannot wait to get started!"

Tom Beck, commissioning editor for Channel 4 Entertainment, added: "'Five Minutes to a Fortune' is a hugely exciting new format fronted by the best host in the business.

"It's brilliantly simple to play, fiendishly difficult to win and simply gripping to watch. It's tense and exciting, funny and unique."

The teams on the show consist of two people, the Timekeeper and the Gameplayer. The Timekeeper decides the game categories and how long they'll play each game.

There will be five challenges and at the end, the roles will switch and the Timekeeper must complete one final game to earn the money left in the hourglass.

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