ITV brings back classic game shows Bullseye, Strike It Lucky and Play Your Cards Right

Super smashing great! ITV brings back classic game shows Bullseye, Strike It Lucky and Play Your Cards Right in new series of one-off shows hosted by Alan Carr

  • Epic Gameshow will run for seven episodes late this year, ITV has announced
  • Five classic shows will be brought back for one episode in addition to specials
  • Christmas The Price is Right and celebrity Play Your Cards Right are scheduled 

Alan Carr (pictured) is set to bring classic British TV shows back to our living rooms later this year 

Classic gameshows are set to make a primetime comeback with comedian Alan Carr at the helm later this year.

Play Your Cards Right, Strike It Lucky, Bullseye, Take Your Pick and The Price is Right are all returning to British living rooms.

Epic Gameshow will feature contestants competing for ‘big-cash rewards or top-of-the-range prizes’ on ITV. 

The seven-part series will revive one of the classic gameshows per episode, plus two specials.

Viewers can also look forward to a Christmas edition of The Price Is Right and a Play Your Cards Right celebrity special. 

Carr said: ‘It is such a privilege for me to be involved in these truly iconic shows that have brought so much joy to my childhood. A little bit of nostalgia but a whole load of fun.’

Gameshow legend Sir Bruce Forsyth hosted the original Play Your Cards Right and The Price Is Right, with Michael Barrymore fronting Strike It Lucky and Jim Bowen starring in Bullseye. 

Bullseye was originally presented by Jim Bowen (pictured)

Bullseye will make a comeback alongside Play Your Cards Right (pictured, Bruce Forsyth presents the programme)

Bullseye was originally presented by Jim Bowen (left). It will make a comeback alongside Play Your Cards Right (Bruce Forsyth presents the programme, right) 

‘Big shoes to fill I know,’ Carr said. ‘But these shows should be back on telly for a whole new generation to sit down and enjoy with their family just like I did all those years ago.’

It won’t entirely unfamiliar territory for the Chatty Man host, as he previously hosted a one-off The Price is Right for Channel 4. 

Strike It Lucky originally starred Michael Barrymore

Strike It Lucky returns to screens alongside Bullseye (here presented by Jim Bowen)

Strike It Lucky originally starred Michael Barrymore (left) and will hit screens alongside fellow classic Bullseye (right, Bowen on the show)

The new series, made by Talkback, will feature the familiar ‘entertaining, hilarious and nail-biting contests’ but with an ‘epic endgame’.

Joe Mace, ITV’s commissioning editor for entertainment, said: ‘We are really excited to bring these brilliant shows back to primetime with Alan Carr.

‘They are the perfect match and we can’t wait for the audiences to fall in love with both.’ 

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