Thames, part of Fremantle, is bringing back the global sensation Family Fortunes for ITV. The 10 x 60-minute series will be a remake of the much-loved gameshow and will return in a prime-time weekly slot.
Confirmed to host the show is the unapologetic and unfiltered, Gino D’Acampo who will lead contestants through a series of rounds as two families go head to head in the iconic gameshow. Remembered for some of the most unexpected and hilarious quiz show answers, you can be sure there will be a few responses that will leave viewers jaws on the floor or in stitches on their sofas as the families try to guess the most popular replies to survey-based questions posed to 100 people.
The new Family Fortunes will keep the classic features of the original we all know and love with the families playing for the chance to win single, double and of course, ‘big money’ through the game play as well as the added bonus of winning additional prizes along the way.
The series will also see two celebrity specials with some familiar faces and their families hoping to secure big money for their chosen charities.
Gino says: “I am delighted that ITV asked me to be the host that is bringing back Family Fortunes to the British public, following in the footsteps of some legendary presenters. It’s a much beloved show in the USA, and around the world, and I cannot wait to get going and add more laughs to this format.”
Amelia Brown, Managing Director of Thames adds: “Family Fortunes is one of the most iconic and funniest gameshows around, and I’m thrilled we get to bring it back on ITV. Gino will be an incredible and brilliantly unpredictable host and we’re delighted he’s taking the reins. What better time is there to bring back this family-based extravaganza!”
Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning said “Family Fortunes is one of ITV’s best-known gameshows and we can’t wait to see Gino host it. He’s perfect to put a smile on the faces of a brand-new audience.”
The series was commissioned by Katie Rawcliffe, ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning and Joe Mace, Entertainment Commissioner for ITV. The series will be Executive Produced by Ash Whitehouse for Thames.
Family Fortunes is one of the world’s most successful global formats airing in over 67 territories worldwide over the past 44 years. The US series, Family Feud, is currently the country’s number one syndicated show.
For more information and details on how to apply please email FF2020@thames.tv