Game show

1% Club viewers in stitches at Lee Mack’s new game show but want format change

A brand new game show hit our television screens on Saturday night as viewers stalled at the 1% Club.

Would I lie to you New ITV show regular Lee Mack is addressing fans of The Chase and Tipping Point who may not have the best general knowledge on the subjects, reports the Mirror.

In this show, logic and common sense are the main point of the 1% Club, and the contestants are reduced from 100 to one with £100,000 at stake.

READ MORE –Good Morning Britain host Richard Madeley under fire for ‘condescending’ guest

At the start, each contestant starts with a prize of £1,000 and is asked questions to which a certain percentage of the audience knows the answer.

As contestants are eliminated, their money goes into a prize pool where the money will be split among those who make it to the end of the show.

Those who answer all 12 questions correctly can win up to £100,000.

A standout of the show is Lee Mack’s hilarious hosting, as one Twitter user wrote, “The 1% Club is actually a good game show. A good concept and Lee Mack is a good host.

Another said: ‘ngl would love to see lee mack as a candidate for the 1% club as i feel like he would absolutely smash it.’

Get all the latest news and headlines from Edinburgh, Fife and Lothians straight to your inbox twice a day by signing up to our free newsletter.

From breaking news to breaking news on the coronavirus crisis in Scotland, we’ve got you covered.

The morning newsletter arrives before 9 a.m. daily and the evening newsletter, hand-curated by the team, is sent out at 6:30 p.m., giving you insight into the most important stories of the day.

To sign up, simply enter your email address in this link here and select Daily News.

And a third said, “Who else is glamorizing for @LeeMack tonight? #The1PercentClub”

However, viewers have also argued that fan participation could further benefit the show, in order to make it more interactive.

One said: ‘ITV needs to make this a live show and make sure we can all play at home with stat updates and such!’

And a second Twitter user wrote: “Stream this live, add an app for people to watch and you’ll have the best quiz format since Millionaire.”

Another user tweeted: “Gotta have a ‘play at home’ option. Otherwise it’s kinda boring to see people get the easy questions wrong.

Another tweeted: “ITV need to make this interactive so we can play at home. Like 5 gold rings.

Host Lee Mack had his say on the show, saying, “Great contestants, lots of money to be won and guaranteed ‘I can’t believe you can’t solve that one daddy!’ moments to cause family arguments – I love it.

“I like quizzes that are difficult. I look at the college challenge knowing that if I’m lucky I’ll answer a few good questions, and I’m more than happy with that because when you pass, you feel good.

“That’s what I really like about the 1% Club. The producers shared a few questions with me and if I had been able to fully understand them, I probably wouldn’t have done the show. But I quickly understood that if someone succeeded, it was a real suggestion box.

“Most quizzes use traditional questions, a general knowledge style.

“Either you know them or you don’t know them right away. But the nice thing about The 1% Club is that the questions are about logic. If you don’t know it right away and your brain is fast enough, you can try to figure it out in the 30 seconds you have to answer.

“Intelligence and knowledge can be very different things – people who aren’t academics can have a high IQ and that’s more based on logic than just memorizing facts. I’m not going to lie, I went through the entire series without getting a 1%. The best I did was a 5% question.”

You can watch The 1% Club on Saturday April 16 on ITV at 8.30pm.