"I am so excited to be working with ITV and Wildcard"
Popular British Asian actor and comedian Adil Ray is set to host ITV’s new game show series titled Lingo.
The concept of the show revolves around three pairs of contestants who will compete against each other in a language-based competition.
Lingo will test the contestants across a series of rounds in a bid to take home the cash prize. Explaining the concept of the show further, ITV said:
“In each show, three pairs of contestants go head-to-head, in a battle of words.
“Using their powers of deduction, they must correctly and quickly work out the words that appear in the Lingo grids and Puzzlewords.
“The Lingo computer gives contestants the first letter of different words. The rest is in the hands of the contestants.
“They are up against the clock and Lingo rewards quick thinkers. If they correctly guess the word, they’ll bank money and increase their potential winnings.
“Through three tense rounds, the three pairs are whittled down to one winning couple.
“That winning pair then play in a nail-biting end game, where they have the opportunity to win the money they’ve banked earlier in the show, potentially even doubling their winnings.
“However, there are no guarantees on Lingo and in the dramatic finale they could end up going home with absolutely nothing or win thousands of pounds.”
Taking to Twitter, Adil Ray shared a snippet from the game show. He wrote:
“So new quiz show Lingo launches tomorrow @itv 4.35. Here’s a little explainer as to how it works! Please feel free to share the love peeps #lingo.”
— Adil Ray OBE (@adilray) December 31, 2020
Broadcaster Mark Pougatch took to the comment section to wish Ray all the best with his new venture. He wrote: “Good luck with the show Adil!”
Many of the comedian’s fans also shared their excitement of watching the game show.
One wrote: “My new favourite & good learning will be watching all the way from Toronto.”
Others referred to Adil Ray’s well-known character Mr Khan from the series, Citizen Khan (2012-2016) saying:
“Mr Khan will be very proud of you @adilray. Can’t wait to tune in!”
Speaking about his excitement for the new game show, presenter Adil Ray said:
“I feel like I have just won the star prize on a game show.”
“I am so excited to be working with ITV and Wildcard and to be hosting such a brilliant game.
“When I told my auntie about it she wanted to come on as a contestant, as long as it was in Punjabi.
“She won’t be coming on. But you could be, and I promise Lingo will be lots of fun. You have my word.”
Lingo is scheduled to premiere on New Year’s Day on Friday, 1 January 2021 at 4:35 pm on ITV.
It will continue to showcase at 3 pm from Monday to Friday.