FASTEST FINGER FIRST SET TO BE SHELVED BY ITV
Fastest Finger First - the daytime spinoff series to ITV gameshow Who Wants To Be Millionaire - is set to be shelved by ITV. TV Zone understands there's no plans for the series to return this year when Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returns to the studio in February.
Fastest Finger First, which aired over one week in the lead up to the main show, offered contestants the one prize money can’t buy – a guaranteed place on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and the opportunity to win a million pounds.
ITV have not confirmed whether the series will return or not, however TV understands there's no plans for another series to be recorded alongside the new series of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? which records in early February.
Fastest Finger First sees five contestants play against each other to take it in turn to work their way up the question ladder. The two players with the biggest score at the end of the round go head-to-head in a Fastest Finger First dual.
At the end of each episode, whoever is in the seat when the Klaxon sounds has won a place to be fast tracked to sit in the Millionaire hot seat in front of Jeremy Clarkson by-passing the usual Fastest Fingers First round that opens the show.
Series 1 of Fastest Finger First is available on ITVX. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? returns later this year on ITV1.