ITV has commissioned a brand new, high octane, Saturday night game show - The Void - which will air later this year.
This exciting new 7 x 60 minute primetime series will see contestants put themselves to the test to take on a wide range of demanding mental and physical challenges - all whilst navigating the terrifying prospect of falling into ‘The Void’. The Void – a daunting and unforgiving chasm of 520,000 litres of water stretching across the arena floor - is one of the biggest bespoke water tanks ever constructed for a game show.
ITV have also commissioned a Christmas special, likely to feature celebrities taking on The Void.
Each episode sees a new group of contestants take on a series of action packed games against the clock or each other. The aim? To make it across The Void without a spectacular fall from grace. The winner of each episode will get to take on The Void for one last time and a chance to win a jackpot of £25,000.
This thrilling, fun and at times, heart-stopping show will be hosted by Britain’s Got Talent and Dancing on Ice judge, Ashley Banjo and singer and presenter Fleur East.
Ashley Banjo said: “I literally cannot wait to get started on this one! The concept is so simple...can you cross ‘The Void’ and reach the prize on the other side? But if the brains behind ‘The Cube‘ have anything to do with it (which they do of course) it will be anything but simple! It’s also the first game show I’ve been lucky enough to host and all alongside the amazing Fleur East, which is another thing I’m buzzing about. So all in all, there’s no doubt in my mind this is going to be immense!”
Fleur East said: “I am really excited about hosting this show, the concept is epic! Created by the same genius behind The Cube which is a show I love. Also getting to work alongside Ashley is amazing, he’s so talented and it’s gonna be a lot of fun.”
Katie Rawcliffe, Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning said: “The Void is a physical game show with a difference. The scale of the show will be vast and with Ashley and Fleur at the helm, The Void promises to be a great addition to ITV’s Saturday night family viewing.”
Adam Adler, Managing Director, Gameface said: "We've got two incredible hosts, a bunch of exciting games, 120 amazing contestants and 520 tonnes of water. I can't wait for people to see what happens when we put them all together!"
The Void will be filmed at M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.