EXCLUSIVE: Omid Djalili, the comic and actor identified for roles in movies together with Mamma Mia: Right here We Go Once more!, is about to host an ITV gameshow from the makers of the longrunning hit sequence The Chase.
Deadline has discovered that Djalili will entrance Profitable Mixture, which would be the first new quiz format from ITV Studios manufacturing outfit Potato since The Chase was born in 2009.
Profitable Mixture was piloted earlier this yr and ITV is within the closing phases of signing off a full sequence fee for its daytime schedule in autumn 2020.
The Potato format begins with 9 contestants, who’re assigned a quantity between one and 9. They’re whittled right down to a closing 4, and the mix of numbers they’ve been assigned represents the dimensions of the jackpot they’ll play to win in a closing spherical. It means the prize cash may very well be as excessive as £9,876 ($12,176) or as little as £four,321.
Will probably be the primary time Djalili has hosted a quiz and was approached after impressing on a star version of The Chase. ITV has been on the hunt for a while for a contemporary face for its daytime leisure lineup, in response to sources.
The Chase, hosted by Bradley Walsh, is one thing of a phenomenon for ITV, operating for a decade on the channel in daytime and giving rise to primetime movie star specials. It was remade for GSN within the U.S. in 2013 and ran for 5 seasons. Potato’s different reveals embody the UK model of Ninja Warrior.
Djalili has featured in lots of Hollywood blockbusters, together with The Mummy, Gladiator and Spy Sport. The British Iranian additionally fronted The Omid Djalili Present for BBC One between 2007 and 2009, through which he carried out in sketches and did stand-up routines.