Claudia Winkleman hosts a new high-stakes quiz show where contestants only need to get one question right to win big
The latest big money quiz show to hit our screens is One Question, presented by Claudia Winkleman and featuring pairs of contestants hoping to take home thousands of pounds.
While they’re in the hot seat or hot couch, only one question will stand between them, leaving the show richer than it started.
What is the premise of One Question?
Pairs of participants take the quiz and receive only one question. If they get it right, they walk away with £100,000, but if they get it wrong, they walk away empty-handed.
The game is deceptively simple, but it’s more difficult than it first appears.
Participants meet with host Claudia Winkleman on a plush sofa on a sound stage as if they are on a morning talk show and wait for their question to be asked.
The questions aren’t taken from your average general knowledge quiz – what is the capital of Moldova, when was Shakespeare born, etc.
One question contains much more challenging, philosophical questions like “What is happy?” and “What is square?”.
Participants are then given 20 different answers to choose from, only one of which is correct.
Participants can then start shortening the multiple choice answers, which in turn reduces the amount of money they can take home.
Finally, when they’re reasonably sure of the answer and have reduced their prize money to the point of making their eyes water, they make a final guess on their one question.
Some will take home tens of thousands of pounds while others will walk away with nothing.
How much is the prize money?
The maximum amount participants can take home is £100,000, but they would need to be very lucky or extremely intuitive to do so.
As they eliminate wrong answers, their prize money shrinks, meaning bolder contestants win more but have a greater chance of losing everything.
When is One Question on TV?
The new series premieres on Channel 4 on Friday 24 June at 8pm.
The six-part series will air weekly at the same time, and episodes will be available to watch shortly after they first air.
Who is hostess Claudia Winkleman?
Claudia Winkleman is a presenter best known for presenting Strictly Come Dancing with Tess Daly taking over from Bruce Forsyth.
She has a Marmite presentation style that is loved and loathed by audiences in equal measure for her fake, over-the-top personality.
Her first major television role came in 1991 on the regional program Central Weekend.
She has since interviewed celebrities on This Morning, worked on the Strictly spin-off show It Takes Two and covered the 79th and 80th Academy Awards for Sky.
She also hosted The Great British Sewing Bee from 2013 to 2016 and appeared on panel shows including Big Fat Quiz of the Year, QI, Would I Lie to You? and Have I Got News for You.
Outside of her TV work, she is recognizable as the face of Head & Shoulders and has maintained the same terrifying hairstyle for most of her career.
Winkleman married film producer Marylebone Town Hall in 2000 and the couple have three children together.
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