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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 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...

"Ian is an absolute pro and managed to fill time while the production team tried to sort out what was happening – but ultimately the filming that day had to be cancelled. It was so embarrassing for everyone involved. Ian definitely deserved better."

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.


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