ITV make ‘Huge’ decision over the future of Lee Mack’s show ‘The 1% Club’, much to fans’ surprise

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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ITV has officially announced the fate of Lee Mack’s brain-teasing quiz show, “The 1% Club.” The unexpected decision comes amid the ongoing success of the show’s third series. Currently, the show captivates audiences on Saturday nights at 8:35 p.m. with an impressive viewer count of over five million.

Lee Mack, the host of “The 1% Club,” expressed his astonishment at the show’s popularity. Mack expressed in the Sun, “Well, let’s be honest, the fact that I haven’t accidentally given a hundred grand to the wrong person or read out the answer instead of the question is as much a surprise to me as it is to everyone else“. Despite his surprise, Mack is thrilled to continue steering the ship. Furthermore, ITV has greenlit two more series, each including a festive special.

The decision to renew “The 1% Club” for two additional seasons was celebrated by both ITV and Lee Mack himself. The show snagged the Quiz Game Show Award at the 2023 National Television Awards and has become hugely popular. Predictably, the show’s success has secured its place in the network’s programming lineup. An insider said, “The show has well and truly proved its popularity with viewers, and so it’s only natural to bring it back for not one, but two more rounds.”

Lee Mack’s hit show “The 1% Club” is up for renewal

Lee Mack commented on the renewal, stating, “I’m really delighted that ITV is risking me steering this ship once again. I can’t wait to discover more of the nation’s brainboxes.” His humour and the unique format of “The 1% Club” have undoubtedly contributed to its success. The show’s blend of logic, common sense, and Mack’s comedic flair keeps viewers engaged from start to finish.

Lee Mack opened up to his friend, Richard Herring, about “The 1% Club” on his fellow comedian’s podcast.

For those unfamiliar with “The 1% Club,” the show’s format involves 100 contestants tackling a series of questions, with the ultimate goal of answering one that only 1% of the country would get right. The top prize? A substantial £100,000. Contestants of all ages and backgrounds can participate, as the focus is on logic rather than general knowledge.

The show’s brutal nature adds an element of suspense, as even the final player may walk away with nothing. This jeopardy factor parallels iconic game shows like “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” where the stakes are high, and fortunes can change instantly.

“The 1% Club” has not only captured the hearts of British audiences but has also been sold overseas to countries including France, Germany, Turkey, and Spain. Its international appeal is a testament to the show’s unique and engaging format.

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