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Wheel of Fortune to return?

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JO
Jonwo
I think if Wheel of Fortune does return, they should add a few changes such as having the points be worth money although I think it should be a penny a point rather than a pound a point as it would be too expensive otherwise, adding rounds like the Triple Toss Up and the Final Spin which they have in American version and having the smaller wheel decide not only the final prize but also the category.
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
They need to keep the UK rules for the final though - in the US they seem to give them half the alphabet.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
PF
PFML84 UTV Newsline
I always found it suspicious that in the final round (back when the UK version was offering you £20,000 or a car) that the majority of the time the prize was the car and they never opened the other envelope to show you that the other one did indeed have the £20,000 prize in it. They must have had a lot of cars they needed rid of, or the cars weren't worth £20,000 and its how they got away with giving away a smaller prize (but the chance to win £20,000).
MA
Meridian AM Recently warned Meridian (South) South Today
I always found it suspicious that in the final round (back when the UK version was offering you £20,000 or a car) that the majority of the time the prize was the car and they never opened the other envelope to show you that the other one did indeed have the £20,000 prize in it. They must have had a lot of cars they needed rid of, or the cars weren't worth £20,000 and its how they got away with giving away a smaller prize (but the chance to win £20,000).


Just like we never used to see what the other dates were inside the envelopes the contestant didn't pick on Blind Date.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Well if you don't drive it doesn't matter how much the car's worth, you're going to flog it anyway (almost certainly for less than £20k). You might as well hope to get the money and then you can do what you like with it.

It was documented that somebody won a car on Bullseye back in the late 1980s, they sold it and got more for it that way than they would have done had they taken the cash equivalent (Jim Bowen said in an interview somewhere contestants could either take the car or split the value of the car between them). Presume it was a similar deal for things like the speedboat - a car is useful regardless of where you live, but a speedboat's probably no good to you if you live on the 14th floor of a tower block in Wolverhampton...
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Just hope they take a leaf from Family Fortunes and embrace the public. If they want a celeb involved having one a week as the guest letter turner would be a better way to include them.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
JO
Jonwo
Just hope they take a leaf from Family Fortunes and embrace the public. If they want a celeb involved having one a week as the guest letter turner would be a better way to include them.


Did the original UK version have celebrity editions?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Yes but mainly using STV stars and screening only in Scotland.
Be nicer and more tolerant to each other. Them's the rules.
JO
Jonwo
Yes but mainly using STV stars and screening only in Scotland.

Sounds like a regular edition except for viewers in Scotland.
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NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonwo posted:
Yes but mainly using STV stars and screening only in Scotland.

Sounds like a regular edition except for viewers in Scotland.


Although they have since had a national airing via Challenge.
JO
Jonwo
This what the Triple Toss Up is like on the US version of Wheel:

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