Hosted by broadcaster Stephen Fry, the weekday entertainment show will provide nostalgia for fans of the format, while introducing the family quiz show to a brand new audience. Produced by Whisper North, the 20x 60’ episode series will see contestants play to win, using their best general knowledge to win rounds and a potentially life-changing amount of money, the longer they stay in the game. The new show will allow participants to play an extra round compared to the original format, increasing the stakes for the players.

The American classic first came to screens in the UK in the 1980s but now, ITV1 and Stephen Fry are set to bring a modern twist to the culturally iconic gameshow.

Jeopardy looking for local contestants (Jeopardy! begins this Autumn on ITV1 & ITVX)

Stephen Fry said: “In the United States, Jeopardy! is a phenomenon like no other. Whenever I’m in America, I do my damnedest to catch it every weekday. The idea of hosting it here in the UK makes me dizzy with delight. Such a dedicated quizzing nation as ours will, I hope, welcome this uniquely beguiling and endlessly rewarding game.”

Katie Rawcliffe, ITV Head of Entertainment said: “Bringing Jeopardy! to a brand new audience as part of our weekday schedule is exciting.

There is no one better to host this classic gameshow than Stephen, bringing knowledge and entertainment to all of our viewers.”

Sunil Patel, Whisper CEO, said: "I can't think of a more perfect pairing: An iconic American quiz show and the legendary Stephen Fry. It's an absolute thrill to introduce Jeopardy! to a new generation of ITV quiz fans, with its unique twist on the traditional question-and-answer format where viewers can play along at home."

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