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'Moneybags' — Craig Charles to host a brand new game show on Channel 4

Moneybags host Craig Charles
Moneybags will be Craig Charles' first game show. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Moneybags is a new game show coming to Channel 4, and will be presented by Red Dwarf star and Takeshi's Castle narrator Craig Charles. It will mark the first time he'll host a quiz show, having previously hosted programmes like Robot Wars and The Gadget Show.

Speaking about the exciting new role, Craig Charles said: "I’ve always wanted to host a quiz show but this is the first one that’s felt perfect for me. With a million pounds at stake each week you never know what’s going to happen. I’m looking forward to having fun with our contestants as they make life-changing decisions.”

The premise of Moneybags is simple and will see contestants being asked general knowledge questions, with the answers on moneybags that pass along a conveyer belt in front of them. 

The contestants will have to think quickly to grab the right answer and see how much the bag is worth. 

A bag with the correct answer can be worth anything from £1,000 to £100,000, but if contestants pick the wrong bag, they could lose everything. So the pressure is well and truly on!

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Earlier this month, Craig tweeted the news and revealed they were looking for contestants to take part in Moneybags

He wrote: "I'm over the moon to announce that I'm hosting Moneybags, a new big money quiz show for Channel 4 and we're looking for contestants to take part. If you want to have a go at grabbing thousands of pounds apply now".

A release date hasn't yet been confirmed for the new Channel 4 game show, but we'll let you know when that changes. Filming will begin in Manchester this month, so hopefully there'll be news on an air date soon!

Channel 4 will also welcome new dating series The Love Trap to its schedule later this year, so there's plenty of great content to look forward to. The series will be hosted by The Masked Singer's Joel Dommett. 

Lucy Buglass

Lucy is a digital writer with WhatToWatch.com, where she writes series guides for must-watch programmes and the latest TV news. Originally from Northumberland, she graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2016 with a degree in Film Studies and moved to London to begin a career writing about entertainment.


She is also a Rotten Tomatoes approved film critic and has a huge passion for cinema, setting up her own website Lucy Goes to Hollywood in 2017 to review films in her spare time. Her favourite genres are horror, thriller and anything crime related. When she's not writing about film and TV, you'll likely find her playing video games, reading, and trying her hand at podcasting.