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Lingo, which UK viewers will recognise as the hit ITV daytime series hosted by Adil Ray, is returning to the USA with a big name host.

RuPaul is to host a primetime version of Lingo on CBS later this year, it has been announced today.

Each episode of Lingo sees three pairs of contestants go head-to-head in a battle of words. Using their powers of deduction, they must correctly and quickly work out the words that appear in the Lingo grids and Puzzlewords.

The Lingo computer gives contestants the first letter of different length words. The rest is in the hands of the contestants. They are up against the clock and Lingo rewards quick thinkers. If they correctly guess the word, they’ll bank money and increase their potential winnings.

CBS' Mitch Graham said: "The word game craze is sweeping the nation, and Lingo will deliver a fast-paced, fun and addictive show for the whole family. RuPaul‘s flair and sharp wit, coupled with the ability for viewers to play along at home, make this a timely show with wide appeal that we’re excited to join our network lineup."

Layla Smith, CEO of Objective Media, says, “We are O-V-E-R the M-O-O-N to be making Lingo for America with CBS and the amazing RuPaul.”

In the UK, Lingo is available to watch on ITV Hub, with repeats running every weekday at 3pm GMT.


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