Yes, a 5 episode commission does suggest it’ll be stripped Monday to Friday as a £1m event. Could work quite well, ITV have done well with stripped gameshows lately and this is the sort of money ladder, rollover contestant show that it could work for.
With Millionaire also returning this Autumn I assume we won’t see Beat The Chasers back until 2021. Makes sense given that it could be a tricky one to make work with social distancing, it kind of needs the audience.
I guess the celebrity special might then follow at Christmas. Weird to not give that the £1m prize too though.
I don't think it will be stripped, I think it will go on weekends, with the celeb special either being the first or last edition.
IIRC there used to be 7 games to get the £250k (?) so I wonder whether they'll add another game (and lives) or whether they'll just up the money for each game?
5 episodes definitely seems like it'll be stripped across the week which has definitely worked for ITV recently. I believe there's another series of Beat the Chasers in the bag which I guess we'll see later this year or early 2021 before they can film another show as that definitely needs an audience. I presume they'll ditch the audience for the Cube and just have the family in the studio which does seem like a shame with the considerably higher stakes. They're probably waiting to see when theatres can reopen before they can have an audience in the studio.
Could it be bunched in with bgt knockouts and voice knockouts at weekends