Random Rewind: Celebrity Squares, ITV

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Celebrity Squares

2014, ITV


Celebrity Squares was an ITV gameshow, based on the US show Hollywood Squares. The first iteration ran from 1975-79 and 1993-97, hosted by Bob Monkhouse.



In 2014, ITV announce it was to revive the format once more, this time hosted by Warwick Davis. Comedians Tim Vine and Joe Wilkinson joined the show as regular guests throughout, appearing on every episode.


This iteration ran for two series, a 6x60' run in Autumn 2014 and a 8x45' run in Spring/Summer 2015. ITV confirmed in November 2015 that Celebrity Squares would not be returning for another series.




The format is inspired by the popular game noughts and crosses. The studio has a giant structure of nine squares, each containing a different celebrity. One of the celebrities would be asked a question. The contestant in play would then have to predict whether the chosen celebrity got the question correct or incorrect.



If the prediction was correct, the contestant would win that square. If the same contestant gets three in a row (vertically, horizontally or diagonally), they win the round.


In 2014 version of the show, the grand prize was £20,000. This was raised to £25,000 for the 2015 series.