BULLSEYE: ITV 'SET TO REBOOT' CLASSIC GAMESHOW FOR FULL SERIES
The Sun reports that ITV are 'in discussions' to reboot classic gameshow Bullseye, with Paddy McGuiness set to host. TV Zone understands no formal conversations have taken place at this stage.
It follows the record viewership of the World Darts Championships earlier this month which saw 16-year-old Luke Littler make the final. ITV declined to comment when approached by The Sun.
The format, which launched in 1981 was originally hosted by Jim Bowen. Most recently, the format returned to screens as part of Alan Carr's Epic Gameshow, alongside other classic formats such as The Price Is Right, Play Your Cards Right and Strike It Lucky.
A source told The Sun: "ITV is already in discussions to bring back Bullseye after this year’s Darts World Championship drew in its highest viewership in history. It’s early days, but ITV think it could be hugely successful...
"There are even plans to bring back the speedboat top prize — even if contestants live in a landlocked place, which often happened during Bullseye’s heyday. They think Paddy, with his Lancashire roots like Jim, would be the perfect person to host."
TV Zone approached ITV for comment.