The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting

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PostThe Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:26 am

Looks like the UK version of the show is coming relatively soon. :wub:

twitter.com/itv/status/1767914056013238508



For those wondering what the strawberry float I'm on about, this video does a decent job of explaining the show and it's appeal.



You can also see our very own DML take part in an online version of the show that is currently being released!
Check out the "Gambit Game" here - https://grcade.co.uk/t:a-fun-project-being-announced-tomorrow?f=7&hilit=genius

I'll update the OP as we get more details closer to release.


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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:04 am


Yeah I'd seen the rumours on that.

strawberry floating amazing :lol:

I do worry it's not going to be as good as the OG, but that's a nice get for the "Creator".

EDIT: From the publicity shot there the set looks very faithful to the original. The Garnets look good too. :toot:

Spoilered for size and just sheer handsomeness of David Tennant
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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's Hosting
by satriales » Thu Mar 14, 2024 11:26 am

It does look much better than you'd expect for an ITV version of The Genius.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by jiggles » Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:21 pm

I hope they keep it as celebs and not the general public, and also have it airing while it’s still in production so we get the pre-credits banter and hype buildup

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by aayl1 » Thu Mar 14, 2024 12:28 pm

I would imagine, what with the UK's seemingly endless supply of panel show guests, we'd be able to keep it to celebrities without too much bother. I would also prefer it to be celebs I think!

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by jiggles » Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:00 pm

aayl1 wrote:I would imagine, what with the UK's seemingly endless supply of panel show guests, we'd be able to keep it to celebrities without too much bother. I would also prefer it to be celebs I think!


It’s also basically every pitch for an ITV show these days.

"Ok, so, here’s my show. We take Celebrit-"
”Green light”

I think the biggest hurdle to using celebs is that there’s not much culture of “clever” celebrities in the UK, or ones that can play with the game theory. Even the ones that are reputationally sharp trend towards quizzing and knowledge. Very few are from a background of problem solving and strategy.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by Cheeky Devlin » Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:13 pm

Hard disagree on them needing to be celebrities. I'm not saying have none, because the original had a handful (Not that I knew any of them), but they also filled it out with genuinely smart "normal" people.

My main worries are that it won't be as good (It won't but I can live with that) and that they are going to try and fill it with C-Tier celebs. If I see Keith strawberry floating Lemon within a mile of the show I'm out.

But as far as I know it's just the general public. They put out a casting call in October for it, looking for contestants.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by jiggles » Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:21 pm

I just think that if it’s unknowns you’re looking at basically the Traitors, but 95% of the show is the task while 5% is the players interacting with one another. Even though they were mostly Korean celebs that I hadn’t heard of either, a quick intro was enough for me to have an assumed background for them formed.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by satriales » Thu Mar 14, 2024 1:27 pm

I think it will be normal people but just trying to think of who will be in the inevitable celebrity version they eventually do.

Victoria Coren Mitchell is an obvious choice as there's always a poker player in these things.
My pick though would be Nick Mohammed (Ted Lasso, next season of Taskmaster). Funny and very clever.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by DML » Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:18 pm

The idea of UK celebs doing this game has always made me want to throw up slightly. The sort of people who look 'intelligent' on screen simply do not have the skillset for this game.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by Drumstick » Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:24 am

I'd prefer to see regular people instead of "celebrities" with their PR to consider.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by Imrahil » Fri Mar 15, 2024 9:32 am

Yeah, I'm utterly spent with the whole UK 'panel-show celebrity circuit' on TV now. It would actually put me off watching I think if this were TV celebrities instead of selected members of the public. It's great having different people with different personalities, especially if the show has some depth to it.

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PostRe: The Genius Game UK (ITV) - Coming Soon - You'll need a Doctor when you find out Who's hosting
by Drumstick » Fri Mar 15, 2024 10:30 am

Also I would watch it for the gameplay rather than the personalities which is a factor in my preference.

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