Wheel of Fortune return confirmed 25 years after debut with brand new host

Classic game show Wheel of Fortune is being revived.

A new series will air as an eight-parter on ITV in 2024.

Telly favourite Graham Norton has been hired as host.

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He said: "I’m beyond excited to be bringing such an iconic American show to a new British audience.

"My first ever TV job was a game show on ITV so this feels like coming full circle. You might even call it a wheel!"

ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning Katie Rawcliffe said: "We are thrilled to have the much loved Graham Norton bringing this iconic game show to our viewers.

"Anything can happen on the spin of a wheel, it is going to be so much fun."

The show has previously aired for 14 series between 1988 and 2001 with hosts including John Leslie and Bradley Walsh.

In this thrilling game of skill and luck, the turn of the wheel secures a cash value before they pick a letter to help them solve the puzzle.

For every correct letter they reveal in the puzzle they win multiples of that amount.

The pressure is on as they could lose everything at a spin of a wheel which contains ‘bankrupts’ and ‘lose a turn’ and the contestants' entire winnings could be wiped out.

In addition to cash, they can also win some impressive prizes which are added to their cash pot to help them reach the bonus round. Everything is up for grabs but only one lucky contestant will get the chance to add big money to their cash pot and see if they can take it home.

The original U.S. show is produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, which is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution along with the format rights.

Wheel of Fortune is a Whisper North production for ITV1 and ITVX.

Sunil Patel, Whisper CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing such a well-known and globally loved show to ITV primetime, and of course, to be working with the incredible Graham Norton, who we know will bring the show alive for contestants and audiences alike."

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