Updated: Jan 4

Updated: ITV have denied that Moneyball has been 'dropped' as reported below.

Airing in late 2021, football legend Ian Wright hosted Moneyball, a prime time game show where the difference between winning life-changing money and going home with nothing rested entirely on the roll of a ball.

The show saw contestants navigate their way through a series of questions, each correct answer earned hopeful players a ball which they roll onto ‘The Launcher’ - the machine at the helm of the show.

Whilst ITV has denied that Moneyball has been dropped, TV Zone understands that the programme has been shelved and is "almost certainly" not returning for a second run.

This is, in part, due to Ian Wright's commitment to covering football for ITV - including the 2022 World Cup in November. The main factor is said to be its ratings. Airing in a difficult Saturday night slot against BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, the series ended with a consolidated figure of 1.3m.

ITV are said to be looking for new gameshow ideas - including pilots recording with Stephen Mulhern and Rob Beckett in January. ITV also have upcoming quiz show The 1% Club, which is hosted by comedian Lee Mack. This series will air in the second quarter of 2022.

Previous episodes are available to view on ITV Hub.