Well, it's an insert from Saturday Night Takeaway so that figures.
Yeah, only reason it's a standalone series at all is because Takeaway isn't on this year.
Not sure that’s quite true.
Yep, it was announced in the final episode of the last series of SNT - so unless you believe that the ITV bosses were panicked by Ant's troubles to the extent that this was a knee-jerk commission made in that two week period, it's safe to say this would have existed whatever.
I don't think they'll pull this out of the schedule, I think if they needed to, what would be more likely is that In For A Penny would swap in the schedule with Ninja Warrior, similar to when they swapped Cannonball and The Family Chase.
Whilst I agree, it's the sort of thing that usually would tank, it's only 30 minutes and it's sandwiched in between two solid ITV hits, so whilst I don't expect it'll set the world alight, it'll run the course but probably never come back for a second series.