Pointless star swaps BBC quiz show for major new ITV reality series | The Sun

ITV1 and ITVX have announced a new thrilling and high-octane new reality entertainment show titled The Fortune Hotel will launch in 2024. 

Show creators have revealed that Pointless star Stephen Mangan will host the new reality competition full of 'trickery, secrecy and deception.'

The upcoming ITV series, which the 55-year-old comedian will present, will invite viewers into a luxury Caribbean resort filled with glamour, opulence and deception.

Last year, Stephen joined the BBC game show Pointless as co-host to Alexander Armstrong after Richard Osman's departure.

When asked about the upcoming ITV show, he said: "This show has it all, and I can't wait to take up my post as the devilishly polite but mischievous manager of The Fortune Hotel. 

"But be warned, once you've checked in, nothing is as it seems…"

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Ten pairs of contestants will arrive at The Fortune Hotel, where they will be given an all-important briefcase, but inside one case is the ultimate jackpot of £250,000 in cash. 

Eight suitcases will be empty, with one containing the dreaded early checkout card, leading to elimination. 

Playing daily challenges will see the contestants try to uncover who has the winning cash case from the 'Whogotit' mystery ramps up.

Viewers at home will remain deliciously in the know throughout, witnessing their plans and strategies playing out on screen. 

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The show's climax is the nerve-shredding case swap in the seductive Lady Luck bar, where each pair must decide whether to keep or swap their case.

The Fortune Hotel is produced by Tuesday's Child exclusively for ITV and STV, and it will consist of eight 60-minute episodes.  

Tuesday's Child Creative Director, Steph Harris, spoke about the new reality show. 

He expressed: "Channelling the gloss and glamour of White Lotus with the skullduggery of Glass Onion.

"The Fortune Hotel is an iconic setting for a dramatic high stakes game of cat and mouse – where thrilling reality will keep viewers on the edge of their seat right to the very end."

The series editor, Ben Wilson, also commented on the series and said: "When The Fortune Hotel opens for business, get ready for sun, sand and secrets. 

"This is the ultimate party game made real. I can't wait to see pairs of guests working together to outwit and outmanoeuvre their fellow holidaymakers. Let the scheming and case swapping commence!"

Will the couple with the life-changing sum of cash manage to bluff and blag their way free of suspicion and cleverly deceive their peers and walk away with the ultimate life-changing cash prize? 

The Fortune Hotel will air on ITV1, ITVX, and STV Player in 2024.

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