ITV Daytime has commissioned a further 325 episodes of Ben Shephard fronted quiz show Tipping Point.
“I’m delighted that Tipping Point has been re-commissioned for an incredible 325 episodes. It’s such a simple idea that is always so compelling to watch and play, which is handy as with hundreds of episodes to film it’s going to be pretty full on!!” – Ben Shephard
The show is a mix of knowledge, skill and tactics all centred around a large version of the penny drop machines seen in seaside amusement arcades. Who’d have thought such a device would make for popular television? Instead of pennies the ITV machine is filled with counters worth thousands of pounds.
Players must answer questions to win turns on the machine. Get a question wrong and the machine won’t pay out resulting in the player with the least amount of money at the end getting eliminated. The last player standing goes head-to-head with the Tipping Point machine and they’ll be focussed on just one counter – the golden jackpot disc. Again, answering questions for the right to play the machine, they’ll win a big cash sum if they can make it release the jackpot counter.
“Tipping Point is a firm favourite in the ITV Daytime Schedule. We know our viewers love it so I’m delighted to be able to take it into 2016 and beyond.” – ITV Director of Daytime, Helen Warner
The landmark commission will see the afternoon show currently in its 5th series, air into 2016 and 2017 across a further two series.