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Ant and Dec lost whopping £1.2million playing new game show Limitless Win: ‘We got a rush of blood to the head’

Ant and Dec’s new show is very high-stakes (Picture: ITV)

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly quickly ran out of luck when testing out their new game show Limitless Win, which begins on ITV tomorrow night. 

Ant and Dec are gearing up for their first new show launch in a decade, with a pulse-raising quiz show.

The thrilling format offers contestants an endless money ladder, which they must climb by answering questions correctly.

But the pair revealed they didn’t fare so well when they tested out the format, losing  £1.2million.

Joining Lorraine Kelly on Friday’s edition of her morning show, they expressed their excitement over Limitless Win and why they quickly ran out of luck when trying it themselves.

Dec said: ‘It’s 10 years since we launched a show. It’s been a while and we weren’t really looking for a show.

Ant and Dec appeared on Friday morning’s Lorraine (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV)

‘But last year we had no Britain’s Got Talent because of Covid.’

He added: ‘We did it as contestants, we played it and tried it.’

Ant weighed in: ‘We played it and got up to £1.2 million up the ladder, but we got a rush of blood to the head and kept answering too quickly and we lost.’

Luckily, the pair already promised some exciting moments to come with some of the contestants set to win big on the show.

Speaking ahead of the show’s debut, the pair promised high-stakes drama and the very real possibility of ‘world TV firsts’ which could come with a never-ending jackpot.

Explaining some of the key differences in the programme, Ant noted: ‘What makes [our show] different is, it’s the world’s first limitless jackpot, that’s the selling point for us and that’s what hooked us in, the fact that there’s no top prize.

‘You could – if you play this game right – win millions upon millions of pounds.’

Dec jumped in: ‘And [you could] create world television firsts with this!’

The Geordie duo previously spoke out on having ‘sleepless nights’ over fears they could bankrupt ITV due to the seemingly endless prize pot.

Their concerns came after more than 40 test run contestants won at least £1million each.

‘We had sleepless nights beforehand and we thought, “Are we gonna bankrupt ITV?” because there is no limit on what you can win,’ Ant said to The Sun.

‘(Director of Television) Kevin Lygo was sweating when we pitched this.’

Dec added: ‘We said, “If it comes to it can we cancel Tipping Point and The Chase?” It’s exciting as people could win £5million. But we are OK at the moment.’

Ant went on to say: ‘Thankfully we are insured,’ – phew!

Ant & Dec’s Limitless Win starts 8th January at 8:30pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

Credit: Original article published here.

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