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Exclusive: Channel 4 are set to commission a second run of I Literally Just Told You, after proving a hit both on TV and online.

The gameshow - created by Richard Bacon - has become a ratings success story for Channel 4, with every episode up significantly on slot average and proving a hit for younger viewers.

The latest figures show one of the most recent episodes was watch by one million viewers. For context, other new shows which Channel 4 have been trying out at 10pm, such as Language Of Love, are regularly watched by 200-300k viewers overnight.

The series has received widespread praise online, with some viewers calling it "the best gameshow on TV right now" and the "greatest thing in the world". One clip in particular went viral, clocking up over 800,000 YouTube views, after one contestant got confused between which of Richard Bacon and Jimmy Carr was involved in a tax scandal. Viewers found the clip so funny that Channel 4 has now uploaded that episode, in full, to YouTube (below).

The format sees four contestants answer questions which have been written live as the show is being filmed. Testing the contestants' memory, these questions can be about absolutely anything that happens during the show, from a celebrity cameo to an off-the-cuff joke, or even something one of the contestants has shared about themselves.

To win the money, they must use their general knowledge skills to bank cash, before using their powers of recall to beat their opponents in the memory rounds. In the final showdown, the two players left standing go head-to-head, answering questions they have chosen for their opponents about what's just happened in the show. Whoever remembers the most takes home the jackpot!

The sixth and final episode in the current series airs Wednesday 19th January at 10pm on Channel 4. Watch the series so far on All4.


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