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Beat the Chasers S2 launches Sun 3 Jan

JO
Jonwo
I believe there's an episode with a Henry, Elizabeth, Mary and Tudor next week


Looking forward to one with a Carlton, Angela, a grampa called Ian and a grandma called Ada...

I'm clearly being thick but I don't get it.
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Jonwo posted:
I believe there's an episode with a Henry, Elizabeth, Mary and Tudor next week


Looking forward to one with a Carlton, Angela, a grampa called Ian and a grandma called Ada...

I'm clearly being thick but I don't get it.

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JO
Josh
At first I thought it was ITV regions but I've never heard of a region called Ian or Ada
It looks like someone's bleached the Minions.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Josh posted:
At first I thought it was ITV regions but I've never heard of a region called Ian or Ada

Why do you think you think he informed us that they are grandparents?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
UBox posted:
The grand finale of BTC Australia broadcast on Sunday night and its an interesting concept...
- The cashbuilder works the same (you're out if you get the first Q wrong/max of 5 Qs) but each question is worth $5,000 as opposed to $1,000
- Contestants are then asked to stake some of their winnings from the heats (eg. If they stake $3,000 and got 3 questions right they'd be playing for $18,000). They can choose to stake whatever proportion of their winnings.
- Contestants MUST face all 4 chasers, who give 3 offers of time and money as normal but the offers are pretty supersized ($100,000 to $250,000)

Would be good to see the format adopted over here, maybe broadcast on the Saturday after a week of heats.

It didn't really work with the contestant choosing how much to stake as all but one went low with just $1000 to $5000 dollars, and the highest best was just $7250 of $40k. Would be better if the Chasers linked how much they had to gamble with the higher offers so they had to stake more money to get the bigger offers.

Ultimately though I don't think it really worked and another regular episode would have been fine and had offers not much lower. The only justification IMO for a final considering the pedigree of most contestants would be if they biggest winner got the chance to be a Chaser.
Last edited by Brekkie on 1 December 2020 5:05pm
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
JO
Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Ultimately though I don't think it really worked and another regular episode would have been fine and had offers not much lower. The only justification IMO for a final considering the pedigree of most contestants would be if they biggest winner got the chance to be a Chaser.

Agreed however as Eggheads proved its a terrible way to choose someone to add to the line up.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Jon posted:
Ultimately though I don't think it really worked and another regular episode would have been fine and had offers not much lower. The only justification IMO for a final considering the pedigree of most contestants would be if they biggest winner got the chance to be a Chaser.

Agreed however as Eggheads proved its a terrible way to choose someone to add to the line up.

Did they inadvertently end up with someone who had entertainment value?
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Josh posted:
At first I thought it was ITV regions but I've never heard of a region called Ian or Ada

GRAMPian and GRANada.
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MK
Mr Kite Granada North West Today
Yorkrazy.
DE
DE88 UTV Newsline
JAS84 posted:
Josh posted:
At first I thought it was ITV regions but I've never heard of a region called Ian or Ada

GRAMPian and GRANada.


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"What is two plus two?" "Rather more than three." "Yes, but can you be more specific?" "The Belgians."
LW
LWTfan1968
There are Thames of thousands of ITV jokes you could of made, and ya had to go with "a grampa named Ian and a grandma named Ana"?
UB
UBox Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Beat the Chasers has been commissioned in The Netherlands (which doesn't actually have a local version of the Chase) as Beat the Champions. Will be interesting to see how the format works when the 'champions' aren't established characters.

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https://www.itv.com/presscentre/press-releases/beat-chasers-gets-dutch-adaptation

Press release there also suggests S2 of BTC here will air in January, as with Super Jahti, as we already knew.

More Chase news and El Cazador (the Spanish version) have announced a fifth chaser - The Scholar - who will be joining next year.

For a format that's already 10 years old it just seems to be going from strength to strength.
Last edited by UBox on 5 December 2020 1:01am - 2 times in total

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