Rylan Clark-Neal says game show Babushka will be the new Deal or No Deal

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 January 2017
Rylan Clark-Neal

Rylan Clark-Neal

Rylan Clark-Neal says the format of his new game show 'Babushka' is similar to 'Deal or No Deal'

Rylan Clark-Neal says his new game show 'Babushka' is going to be the new 'Deal or No Deal'.

The 28-year-old television presenter is to front the programme for ITV which will use traditional Russian dolls - also known as matryoshka dolls, wooden toys that contain smaller dolls inside - to determine the prizes.

Rylan says the premise is very similar to Noel Edmonds' Channel 4 series which saw people open up boxes to reveal cash prizes and he is convinced 'Babushka' is going to be just as popular.

Speaking during his showbiz segment on 'This Morning' on Monday (30.01.17), he said: "It sounds crazy but it is so good. The reason I fell in love with it is the same reason all those years ago that everyone fell in love with 'Deal or No Deal', it's all down to the [other] contestants to win the money. It is so good. It's brilliant and it is coming soon!"

'Babushka' has been commissioned for 20 episodes and the contestants will be in a chance of winning big cash prizes if a smaller doll is found within a bigger one. However, if the doll is empty, they will lose all of the money they have accumulated so far.

It is the latest TV project for Rylan who as well as being part of the 'This Morning' family also hosts 'Big Brother's Bit on the Side' and late night chat show 'Up Late with Rylan' on Channel 5.

But he now has his weekends free again as 'X Factor' sister show 'The Xtra Factor' - which he co-hosted with Matt Edmondson last year - has been axed from TV screens by ITV to move online.

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