'Moneyball with Ian Wright': Release date, rules and everything you need to know about ITV's new gameshow

Ian Wright says Moneyball is "exhilarating, tense and dramatic" (Image credit: ITV)

Ian Wright will be hosting new ITV gameshow Moneyball this autumn and the former England and Arsenal striker will be hoping some of the programme's contestants can earn big money! 

Members of the public must navigate their way through a series of questions, accumulating large sums of money for every correct answer. But as the cash prize grows, so does the pressure! 

"The difference between winning life-changing money and going home with nothing rests entirely on the bounce of a ball," says ITV. 

When will Moneyball be on TV? 

The series will begin on Saturday 30th October at 6.30pm on ITV. 

What are the rules of Moneyball? 

ITV has outlined the rules of Moneyball in a brief statement... 

"Navigating their way through a series of questions, contestants can accumulate large sums of money for every correct answer. But as the cash up for grabs continues to climb, so does the pressure, leaving both players and viewers in suspense.

"The chance of losing it all looms large, and players may consider an early exit with the prize fund. But in a unique game show twist, they have to take one final shot, which could see them forced back into the game or leaving with their hard-earned cash. "

What does Ian Wright say about Moneyball?

The former England striker and Match of the Day pundit is delighted to be hosting the gameshow...

"Look who’s got a brand new game show! From the moment ITV got in touch with the idea, I was hooked and there was no way I could’ve said no to Moneyball. It’s exhilarating, fun, dramatic, everything you want from a game show." he says. 

"Even though I know I’ll want everyone to win the money and even though I know I’ll be in bits when they lose, I can't wait for everyone at home to experience the real drama of Moneyball.”

Meanwhile, Head of ITV Entertainment Commissioning Katie Rawcliffe said: “We are delighted to have Ian at the helm of this exciting, new format that suits him perfectly. A heart-stopping game show that is full of humour, drama and life-changing moments.”

Moneyball trailer

Ian Wright posted a teaser on his Instagram, giving us a taste of his new show...

Sean Marland

Sean is a Senior Feature writer for TV Times, What's On TV and TV & Satellite Week, who also writes for whattowatch.com. He's been covering the world of TV for over 15 years and in that time he's been lucky enough to interview stars like Ian McKellen, Tom Hardy and Kate Winslet. His favourite shows are I'm Alan Partridge, The Wire, People Just Do Nothing and Succession and in his spare time he enjoys drinking tea, doing crosswords and watching football.