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Rickie & Melvin target Ant & Dec’s primetime crown with new ITV1 show

HEADING PRIMETIME: Rickie and Melvin

HEADING PRIMETIME: Rickie and Melvin

POPULAR KISS FM double act Rickie and Melvin are targeting Ant & Dec’s primetime crown after announcing they will front a new game show on ITV1 from Spring.

The presenters, both 35, will oversee two teams as they compete head-to-head in a series of challenges in Bang On The Money.

Rickie confirmed the news via Twitter earlier today (Feb 12): “Melv & I have a new show on ITV called BANG ON THE MONEY! U could win BIG Cash! We need Teams of 3mates, apply bangonthemoney@thames.tv”

ITV commissioning editor Peter Davey said he was looking forward to introducing the men to an ITV primetime audience.

“It was one of those rare run-throughs where we had so much fun with the boys we commissioned more immediately.”

Executive producer Suzy Lamb added: “Rickie and Melvin’s distinctive banter and energy married with the challenging games, delivers a show with laughs and guaranteed sweaty palms as the stakes get higher and higher.”

The long-standing friends, who host an award-winning breakfast show on London-based radio station Kiss FM alongside fellow presenter Charlie Hedges from 6am everyday, met in university and shared accommodation throughout their studies.

 

 

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