Host Adil Ray OBE will return to preside over 60 x 60’ episodes of the fast-paced word play game.
In its first full week on air, Lingo averaged 1.9 million viewers and a 20.8% share, making it the best launch of a game show in the 3pm time slot since 2002.
Lingo sees three teams of two contestants compete against each other to fill in the blanks and find words. Over a series of rounds the prize money gets bigger, but so does the risk - fail to find the right word and your opponent gets the chance to jump in and take the money. In the nail-biting End Game, the last pair standing can double their prize fund, but if they can’t find the words, they could go home with nothing.
Adil Ray said: "It has been a r_ _ l pleasure to b_ _ _ g so much joy, shouting at the t_ _ _y and h_ _ eschooling, to so many millions. Thank you to everyone for watching and to all the L_ _ _o crew for being brilliant."
OMG Entertainment’s Ben Shephard and Ed de Burgh added: “We’re over the moon that viewers are enjoying the show, there’s a lot of Lingo love out there! We can’t wait to start making more. The question is do you know your Lingo?!”
ITV Commissioning Editor, Lara Akeju said: "I'm delighted to be bringing viewers more opportunities to play along with this hugely compelling show."
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