After being on hiatus for the past two years, Channel 4 has decided to revive The Million Pound Drop and rebrand it as a daytime game show with the revised title, The £100,000 Drop. Host Davina McCall made the announcement this morning on a video posted on show’s Facebook page. The £100,000 Drop is currently searching for pairs of contestants to compete on the show. Go to the show’s casting site, the100kdrop.com, for more information on how to apply. Channel 4 cancelled The Million Pound Drop in March 2015 for budgetary reasons to save the network money. McCall hosted the original show for 11 series, tracing back to the program’s premiere in 2010. The daytime game show is scheduled to air in 2018.
The show has teams of two face eight multiple-choice questions and they must place bundles of money on the correct answer to keep it throughout their game or risk losing it to the dreaded drops. Teams must answer all eight questions correctly to walk away with their remaining winnings.
Since The Drop‘s debut in the UK, over 50 countries have adopted versions of their own on their respective networks including the US with Million Dollar Money Drop, which aired for only a season on FOX late 2010. Although The Million Pound Drop has yet to see a team win the maximum grand prize, there have been rare occasions where teams have achieved that goal on international versions. Check out this team win €1 million on a 2011 celebrity episode of Rette Die Million, the German edition of The Drop.