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PREVIEW: Game Of Talents (Episode 1), ITV

Eight performers, eight incredible talents. In Game of Talents performers will entertain and amaze. But there’s a catch – the viewers and the contestants have no idea what those talents are. Can you tell the fire eater from the footballer or the line dancer from the lion tamer?

Vernon Kay presents this brand-new ITV series in which two contestants will battle it out each week to guess the talents, as they compete for the chance to win a life changing sum of money. Two celebrities will help them to make the right decisions before the performers “Show us your talent.”

Competing in pairs, the contestants and their celebrity teammates will try to figure out the surprising and often bizarre hidden talents of the eight mystery performers in each episode. Can they spot the talents based solely on the performers’ appearances and some intriguing clues? In this guessing game like no other, talent show and game show collide. But there can only be one winner in each programme.

The contestants will have to correctly guess the talents of the performers who walk out in front of them. To kick off the game, a list of eight extraordinary talents will be displayed on the board and one by one over seven rounds the performers will take to the stage and introduce themselves – revealing only basic information.

In each round, the contestant can either play, or pass to their opponents. A clue about the performer’s talent is then given to the team trying to guess the talent, these clues can take many forms, and some will be delivered by famous faces.

Before the performers reveal their talents, it’s time to find out how much their guess is worth. Seven ‘cash balls’ rise from a podium, each one displaying a different amount ranging from £500 to £10,000. How much is inside? And, more importantly, have the duo guessed the talent correctly? For every correct guess a team makes, they bank the money inside their chosen cash ball, however, get it wrong and the money goes over to the opposing team.

Whoever has banked the most money after seven performances will go through to the final round to play for their prize pot. Along the way Vernon ups the stakes by adding cash balls of £20,000 and £50,000 into the game. Only one duo can go through to the final, but will the contestant who gets through take home the money they have banked? In the final round one talent remains on the board – which means the contestant and their celebrity teammate already know our final performer’s talent.

Therefore, in order to win their prize pot they need to identify the performer out of the four strangers presented to them on stage. One of them is our remaining talented performer and the other three are imposters. Will the contestant and their celebrity partner be able to correctly guess who out of the lineup is the talented performer? It’s time to make their final guess. The remaining performer will take to the stage for a jaw dropping finale. But has the contestant guessed correctly? Or could they fall at the final hurdle and lose everything?

Game Of Talents begins Saturday 10th April at 7:30pm on ITV.


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