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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”

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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