A brand-new version of ITV’s The Cube is coming back with higher stakes than ever with a £1 million jackpot.
Host Phillip Schofield will return to present the game show, which sees contestants attempt seemingly simple tasks within the high-pressure confines of the iconic Perspex box. The new five-part season will see pairs of contestants from the same household take on The Cube. In the solo games, they will face brand-new two-player challenges. Each pair will have nine lives to complete seven games, each worth an increasing amount of money, as they move closer to the huge jackpot.
As well as the million-pound special series, there will also be a 60-minute celebrity special, allowing well-known names to endeavor to beat The Cube and win £250,000 for their chosen charity. The Cube will be made by Wildcard Television, part of Objective Media Group, an All3Media Company, for ITV. all3media international will be distributing the finished series and format.
Schofield said: “The Cube is such a cracking format but with the players now in teams and a whopping million-pound prize fund, it now means this high-pressure environment has just got tougher. I can’t wait to be reunited with the legendary Perspex Cube!”
Katie Rawcliffe, head of entertainment commissioning at ITV, said: “The Cube was a firm favorite with our viewers and now with a life-changing prize and the chance for players to compete in pairs the stakes are even higher in this new series. We look forward to more jaw-dropping moments that will have viewers shouting at the TV from the edge of their seats.”
Wildcard’s Ed de Burgh said: “Wildcard is thrilled to be the team bringing The Cube back to ITV. It’s a game show like no other, and now with a jackpot that could make a millionaire, the heat is really on! We promise a lot of nail-biting as we open up the famous Cube again.”