MONEYBALL: FILMING TO BEGIN ON NEW ITV GAMESHOW AFTER TECHNICAL ISSUES RESOLVED
Hosted by football legend, Ian Wright, Moneyball is a prime time game show where the difference between winning life-changing money and going home with nothing rests entirely on the bounce of a ball.
Navigating their way through a series of questions, contestants can accumulate large sums of money for every correct answer. But as the cash up for grabs continues to climb, so does the pressure, leaving both players and viewers in suspense.
The chance of losing it all looms large, and players may consider an early exit with the prize fund. But in a unique game show twist, they have to take one final shot, which could see them forced back into the game or leaving with their hard-earned cash.
Earlier this year, an ITV spokesperson said: "Following a technical issue, a decision was made to postpone filming for Moneyball. Ian and the team are looking forward to resuming filming later this year, hopefully with a studio audience in attendance."
A source told then told The Sun: "Moneyball’s cannon ended up being the biggest TV blunder in ages. The point of the show is that it fires cannonballs which ultimately helps players win or lose big sums of cash...
"But the cannon has never fired during rehearsals or on the first proper show.“ITV bosses loved the concept of the show so they commissioned it, thinking the cannon would work. But during a rehearsal before filming it still didn’t work. And when they got contestants into the studio to play the game for real – it still failed."
New reports from The Sun now say the show will film this Summer after the technical problems were resolved.
A source told The Sun this week: “Moneyball is back in business and filming is going to start this summer. It was a huge blow to Ian and everyone who’d put so much into the show when it was temporarily pulled. Issues with the cannon — a vital part of the show — meant it failed to fire. It was hugely embarrassing and those making the show took some time out to get everything right again...
"Ian and ITV bosses have been assured the cannon is now firing and ready for action when the production gets off the ground. It is a really exciting show and the concept is different to anything people have seen before. The idea at the moment is for Moneyball to air before Christmas."